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DEFENDERS of the Faith

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Tito Rodriguez

AGE: 46

LOCATION: Queens, NY

GUITARS: Blue Rocker Custom, Ibanez Prestige RG, Peavey Wolfgang, Gibson Les Paul Studio

SONG I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Whitesnake “Judgement Day,” Steve Vai “For the Love of God,” Spyro Gyra “Old San Juan,” Journey “Wheel in the Sky”

GEAR I WANT MOST: Blackstar Silverline head, Peavey Invective head, Ibanez High Performanc­e RG

Eric Bauer

AGE: 22

LOCATION: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada GUITARS: Gibson Slash Signature Les Paul, Gibson ’50s Tribute Les Paul Goldtop, Gibson Explorer Standard, Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Wylde Audio Odin, Palermo Guitars Mick Mars Replica Strat, Jackson Pro Series Soloist, Schecter Damien Platinum 6-FR, Schecter Blackjack ATX S-ll, B.C. Rich Mockingbir­d

SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Guns N’ Roses “Mr. Brownstone,” Deep Purple “Burn,” Rammstein “Mein Herz Brennt” and originals by my band, Stone Blind

GEAR I WANT MOST: ESP E-ll RZK-l

Jeff Rich

AGE: 60

LOCATION: Marion, IL

GUITARS: Fender: American and MIM Strats, Pawn Shop P51, Jazz. Gibson: Les Paul, Custom Shop 665, Custom Shop J45 Koa Maui Wowie from last Hawaiian wood. Takamine: Glenn Frey Signature, Black NEX, DBZ-DBZ/Diamond Maverick

SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Tom Petty “Free Falling,” Don Henley “Heart of the Matter” and originals with co-writer Stevie Lee Penley

GEAR I WANT MOST: Axe FX III

Are you a Defender of the Faith? Send a photo, along with your answers to the questions above, to GWSounding­Board@futurenet.com. And pray!

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