Thought I would share this...was in GC here in Madison the other day exchanging a Monster Cable under warranty and saw this for $139.99. Hardly a scratch and needed only new strings and neck adjustment. Body is made of ash wood. This is a nice bass, a real nice bass. As some of TB'rs might know, these were only made in 1996 and 1997, in Korea. The person who sold this to GC was really taken advantage of. I grabbed it but had to wait a week for it to clear the usual police check.
Yes, it's 19mm string spacing at the bridge. Same as my Yamaha TRB5 from 1997. The Protone is an excellent replacement for my Fender Roscoe Beck 5 I sold years ago. Same beefy neck also. I read but can not confirm that Mighty Mite Precision 5 bass necks are an exact replacment for the protone I just bought.