Originally Posted by sven kalmar
phil also play a epiphone jack cassadfy once in a while..
I have a modified Guild Starfire (with Alembic Series pickups, electronics and hardware), a Modulus Q6 and have had a Gibson EB3 with Darkstars, so I've had a bunch of experience getting the Phil sound and I think to come in under budget, this is by far the best option. These are great basses that can capture a lot of the right tone. Add a set of Pyramid Gold flatwound strings, a Telefunken 1.6mm big triangular pick and he'd be set for a while.