I know this has been discussed here before and it seems everyone has different opinions on it. A previous teacher advised me against playing open strings, which generally I have done. My current teacher advises the opposite. I am still a comparative novice to bass. I know it's my call to decide, but would like some opinions as to how you would play this blues number. It's a fast blues shuffle in C. For the F chord I have been playing F (4th string) then going to the 5th fret for the A, before playing C on the 3rd string. I'd just like to know how many of you would play it this way and how many would opt for playing the open 3rd string. For this song at least, I'm going to go with the open string as it's a lot easier physically at a fast tempo.