I realize that this topic comes up relatively frequently in various forms here on TB but I’m curious to get peoples thoughts on this in a straightforward yes/no poll. I know that folks can play OFPF on electric bass down to first position, but I wonder how many have been able to do it pain free. Personally when I do this, especially in the lower register, the rotator cuff muscles of my left shoulder get all out of sorts. Admittedly I could do some work to strengthen the stability there but it seems that this type of issue is not uncommon. There are so many professionals that seem to play this way (Jeff Berlin, Jim Stinnett, Anthony Wellington etc.) but we don’t often hear about their experiences with resulting health issues. Part of what got me thinking about this was listening to the Wellington clinic and hearing him mention how Randy Kertz helped him. What are your experiences, what do you think?