I recently bought my 2017 LP Tribute to use as a platform for experimenting. My original intention was to try different pick ups but, I decided to go a different direction first...I think. I want to set it up for dropped C# tuning for certain Iommi riffs and the like. So far I'm thinking perhaps 12-54s for string gauge, so hopefully I won't need to adjust my neck much, if any. If I do this, I will likely need to re-slot my nut (I suppose I should have a spare on hand, just in case...). I almost bought some hot pick ups instead but, it seemed to make more sense to go this route first, since I'm not a "Metal Head", it's just that I'm in the mood to express myself that way sometimes so, I don't need to go all out. Any thoughts (specially from those that do or have done..... Thanks ahead.