I have been playing bass guitar for only a year and I recently bought a Spector Legend 5 Bass. I was using D'addario Nickel Wound Strings. Gauges are G-.45 D-.65 A-.80 E-.100 B-.130. I wanted to try playing a song that was down stepped to ADGCF. At first, the G and D strings made an ugly rattling sound on their open note. So I decided to just play at standard. I decided today that I would try down tuning again and I got the same out come. I put the strings back into standard but now all strings make almost no sound and rattle. I did not string the bass so I don't know what the problem would be. My guess is maybe I don't have the right strings.