Ok. I think people are using the phrase "higher up the neck" to mean to different and opposing ideas. I am really confused. I assumed (my fault) that higher up the neck reffered that one was playing on the fret board more towards the bridge (away from the headstock) and in the higher range (notes) of the bass. However, I have read some stuff off the internet (not here) where the reference to playing higher on the neck was reversed. So what does "playing higher on the neck" mean. On those same lines, I've read there is no money above the 5th fret. What the heck does that mean? Does that mean that playing in the upper register is not what other band members expect from the bass player?