Ignoring personal preferences/styles, I have a two-part question on the proper positioning of your bass while standing (and no, it’s not about the height). The class videos are shot from a slightly-offset angle, so it’s hard to tell how exactly Josh is holding his bass (plus he is sitting). For the below, assume a height level that stays roughly the same whether sitting or standing.
What is a proper angle (approx. range) that the neck of the bass should be held out from your body? For reference, 0 degrees would be straight out to the side (parallel to your chest) and 90 degrees would be straight out in front of your body (perpendicular to your chest).
How far back (to the right for a right-handed player) should the body of the bass be tucked back against your body? This would be much easier to demonstrate with a visual, but since this is a written forum, maybe use a part of the bass (e.g., one of the pickups) and a part of the body (e.g., center mass or all the way to the side) for a reference.
I realize that my reference points are the extremes, and there are several variables that go into picking a position, but I’m just looking for a good baseline position that would put me in good form.
Appreciate any answers. Thanks everyone.