Since the shamisen is a very forgiving instrument regarding string tension, I experimented with different kinds of tunings. I was actually pretty surprised how low the instrument can be tuned and still work and sound fine. Especially Major scales sound wonderful in something like A E A or G D G (as a bass player, I’m a little biased towards lower frequencies of course ).
But anyway, I was wondering if perhaps more people like to tune down, especially when improvising? Maybe even some pro players?