I mean, I play any other five string and it's almost non existant, or I can easily mute it out. Strike one string on this bass and it's like there is a chorus of open strings singing backup through my amp. Even with my hand lightly rested over it. No idea what's going on here. I've been the 'keeper' of a Rebop 5 for awhile and it didn't even come close to having the same problem. edit: I should also add that i have DR lo-riders on it and the stock pickups, which aren't too close to the strings. at least 1/4th inch away without measuring.