The best way to know what can be done is to listen to great music. Thank you Todd Richmond of Nostatic for creating with Monique. Listen to Nostatic and Monique on Itunes.
Again, through the kindness of more good people, and the hard work of Josh B. we can all hear professional A/B tests of the Monique. The excellent Bass Player you hear is named, "Blyss." It is a very appropriate name. He has contributed his work - for which we can all be grateful. You can find more about him at his website here.
What you have here are A/B tests on three DI's we are all familiar with, and Monique. The DI's used are: Countryman Type 85, Radial J48, and A-Designs REDDI.
On the Countryman Type 85 the input was set to "pickup" and the ground was engaged. On the Radial J48 it was the same as the Countryman. On the REDDI it was the same - No ground lift, no nothing.
Monique had all three EQ knobs set to 12:00. The Sensitivity knob as also set to 12:00. The DI output knob was set to 75%.
The Bass used was a parts jazz. It has an ash body, maple/maple neck with Bartolini pickups and an Aguilar OBP-2 preamp set to flat. The strings are Dunlop Nickels.
The initial bass tracks were recorded directly into a Presonus Firepod, and the backing tracks are simple stock sounds. The Bass tracks were re-amped through a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 into Logic Pro 9. No effects were used in any of the recordings. No reverb, compression, gates, EQ's, nothing. What you hear is purely the DI's.
These are big files folks, about 27MB. Each has a .wav extension.