Just curious about this: Where is the most useful place to put the bass in a pit orchestra? Near the drums? Near the keyboard? Near the cellos? In the center, where all the musicians can hear it? Or, if the drums are on the far right, should the bass be on the far left (as I have seen in some productions)?
I realize, of course, that a lot of factors (such as the number of instruments, their sizes, and how much room the players need) go into determining the position of the bass. But, just assuming you had a lot of room and flexibilty, where would you place it so that the other musicians who most needed to hear it could hear it?