I recently had a conversation with a friend about the ideal bass guitar angle. I know many bassists make the mistake of holding their bass too horizontally, causing both the left and right hands to bend or hook uncomfortably in order to play. More commonly, bassists tend to hold the bass at a moderate angle from horizontal which is certainly an improvement. But, is it ideal? Why not hold the instrument at an angle closer to vertical. It would seem to drastically fix the wrist strain to both the right and left hands. Certainly, basses aren't balanced to facilitate this, but maybe they should be. It just seems like the most ergonomic position for bass playing. It might even reduce the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in bass players. Has anyone else pondered this?