I'm into the sound of players like Anthony Jackson, Jimmy Johnson, Nathan East, Mike Porcaro, and Abe Laboriel. Looking at the specs of the Monarch 5 and hearing the sound clips of it, most of the clips don't feature clips playing on the B string. If its comparable to the B on my Smith that will work. What grabbed me about the Fodera is the tone is flexible for many genres and also the many rave reviews. Now just gotta get the Smith sold. GAS is in effect big time. Thanks for your responses.
The unending quest for the perfect tone.