Hey! I'm a pretty new bass player with a real basic question. I've been lucky enough to actually be playing bass in a small group (drummer, piano, guitar, accordion), old songs, cowboy songs, etc. I'm just doing the real simple chord arpeggios but is there a rule of thumb about where on the bass I should be playing? If I play F A C in a key of F song when should I choose to play that on the D G strings, or more rumbly lower on the E A strings (not to mention I suppose going above the 12th fret...). I'm guessing the higher register may carry a bit more? Be easier to hear out there? Can playing in the lower register be too overpowering? What is my responsibility as the bass player in choosing to go high or low in my accompaniment?