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The Big 5

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Suuns Ben Shemie

The Big 5: Suuns' Ben Shemie

March 5, 2021
The Montreal rocker shows off his $150 go-to axe and “disappointing” secret-weapon pedal, and pinpoints what’s fundamentally “wrong” with modern guitar culture.
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The Big 5 Is Alive!

February 28, 2021
Why you shouldn’t miss PG’s latest bite-sized video series—whose fistful of questions coaxes refreshing candidness out of pro players of all stripes.
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The Big 5 John Petrucci

The Big 5: John Petrucci

February 26, 2021
The Dream Theater legend shares surprising desert-island-album and guitar-hero picks, and remembers finally saying “screw it ” to self-consciousness about his “super nerdy” secret weapon.
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Elizabeth Moen the Big 5

The Big 5: Elizabeth Moen

February 19, 2021
The self-taught songstress joins us from Chicago to show off a modded ES-345 and hip us to her Irish alt-folk hero.
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The Big 5: Fuzz's Charles Moothart

The Big 5: Fuzz's Charles Moothart

February 12, 2021
A ’65 Gibson Firebird, Raw Power, and J.J. Cale factor into the Fuzz frontman’s answers to our fistful of questions.
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Steve Stevens Big 5

The Big 5: Steve Stevens

February 5, 2021
Billy Idol’s trusted sideman digs deep on classic prog and even gets a little zen as he takes on our questions.
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Death Valley Girls Big 5

The Big 5: Death Valley Girls' Bonnie Bloomgarden and Larry Schemel

January 29, 2021
Chuck Berry, Sabbath, and a vintage Hagstrom factor into the garage/psych-rockers’ answers to our five burning questions.
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The Big 5-Porridge Radio

The Big 5: Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin

January 22, 2021
In the debut episode of PG’s new weekly video series, the Brit indie-rocker grapples with our five burning questions for guitar dweebs.
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