All Phil's main basses are custom-built for him by the guys at Overwater (Chris May, Haydn Williams, Lawrence Blackadder). He uses Overwater strings too.
All Phil's J-type basses use the fantastic J-Retro preamp by John East.
Earlier this year Phil started using and now endorses the incredible TC Electronic RH450 amplifier.
Kent Armstrong Pickups
Most of Phil's current basses use Kent Armstrong pickups.
Phil's Squier basses, a P and a J, are both equipped with prototype Bareknuckle Pickups. Wound with enamel wire and hence harking back to 60s and 70s pickups, these are very "open" sounding, warm and fat.
Phil's new Overwater basses are equipped with Bartolini pickups.