Originally Posted by 3234718
Why would one want to play in that position? What are the pros and cons?
I find it's much easier on my fretting and plucking hand (so long as it's not using a pick and trying to palm-mute). Much more natural angle in my experience. I combine it with slinging the bass pretty high (like in my avatar) for what's been extremely comfortable fingerstyle playing.
The big con in theory would be that the bass's long scale will make it difficult to reach the lowest frets when it's being held in that style.