Monarch 4 string with a set neck. Boy did I sound great. I was going to say "boy did it sound great.", but it was increadible how it played itself. I busted out all the music store chops and wen't off. Partly I think, because it was a 4 stringer and I now play a 5. I used to do more acrobatic things. Anyway, there was NOTHING about this bass that I didn't love. I ran it through several set-ups. I had it in a Warwick Quad-4 and 410. Ant through an Aguillar running through 2 bag end115s. I never thought I would see the value in such an expensive instrument, but man, was that sweet.