Hello! I hope that this 3d will not bore you... however I have some questions. I've found two deals... one for a Fodera Monarch, and one on different models of Alembic. Well, I'm pretty sure that the Alembic would fit my nees perfectly, and to be truthful I like them more than Fodera. But: what about the sound/playability of these basses? I hope that some one played both... thanx a lot!