Alright so here's my situation.
I'm charting a song, it has a riff and the instruments play around it.
I've charted the guitar - almost everything the guitar adds is 'above' the riff - higher - so I've charted the riff to the lower frets. It made sense.
Now I'm charting the bass. Naturally I've copied the riff from the guitar (it's identical), so you would play it in the same way - much like you would do on the actual instruments. But the bass does the opposite - almost everything it adds is 'below' the riff. So having the riff on the lower frets makes no sense there, and makes the rest of the chart problematic (I chart lower licks to the higher frets).
The obvious solution is to move up the riff on the bass, but it just seems weird to have the exact same riff played in two different ways.
So what's the preference here? Do I keep the guitar/bass charts consistent with each other (at the cost of not accurate charting), or do I make each chart as good as I can on it's own, even though they don't make sense together?