I always play my bass in standard tuning. At band practice we go through the set list in standard once so the vocalist can warm up and then tune down half a step the rest of practice. I tune back to standard when I get home, does a few hours once a week of half-step down tuning require me to get the truss rod adjusted?
It depends. Is your neck straight or curved a lot? If it's curved a lot, you will need to get your truss rod adjusted.
Depends. Does your neck bend after the tuning changes?
I just tuned it back to standard a few minutes ago and the neck looks the same as it always has.
It should be fine, ther's only a few things that bend your neck. I think most people just like wiping out the allen key and turning the trussrod.
does a few hours once a week of half-step down tuning require me to get the truss rod adjusted?