stavros

biography



Been playing guitar for a long time now, about 14 years or so on and off. I wish I could be more dedicated to it but, you know how it goes, too many things interest me and there is only so much time available to do stuff.

My main musical influences have come from Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Symphony X and Ayreon to name a few. Really I'm in to all sorts so I tend to pick up bits and pieces from around the place.

Unfortunately haven't been all that driven over the last few years with guitar and music. I hope to start getting back into it.
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New Beginnings

December 30th, 2008 + 8:12 PM  ·  stavros

This is the last thing I was working on before I lost it due to computer hardware failure. I didn't know where to go with it anyway.

If you can't tell I was listening to a lot of Ayreon when I was working on this one
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Welcome

December 30th, 2008 + 7:12 PM  ·  stavros

Something that my friend Rowan I were working on one day. Like much of my other stuff, it never got finished.

Rhythm Guitar: Rowan
Lead Guitar: Stefan
Keys: Stefan
Bass: "Arab" (Sorry dude I forget your name)
Drums: Rowan, Stefan and Midi

Enjoy!
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Designin' an amp! I need YOUR help!

January 10th, 2006 + 8:01 PM  ·  stavros

Hi everyone! I am currently designing a guitar amplifier and thought that it would be a good idea to get some input into what kinds of things people want or expect from an instrument amplifier. And what better place to get the input of typical musicians but on the BandAMP.com forums! I have 10 points in particular that I'm interested in right now to start things off, these are...

1. The big one... Valve or Solid State?
2. Tone should sound like? eg. "warm" or "crisp" or "like a Mesa dual rectifier" etc...
3. What cool features should it have? Is an effects loop mandatory?
4. Max power!? is 100W a good standard or is it too much? (or too little m/)?
5. Reverb or not?
6. Is standard Bass/Middle/Treble tone controls sufficient? Or is some sort of more precise equalization better?
7. Should it be of rugged construction for on the road or pretty like furniture? Or maybe a fusion of both?
8. Amp head or combo box? If amp head, stand alone box or 19" rackmount?
9. How does price influence your perception of an amplifier? Do you automatically assume cheap means nasty and expensive means quality?
10. Minimalist or millions of knobs and switches to twiddle?

The reason I am asking about all of this stuff is that I want to design something that people will like, think is cool, want to have and enjoy to use.

I would also be interested in what people think is their all time favourite amp and why. Mine would have to be the Fender Twin Reverb, has a clean tone that is SUPERB!.

Any suggestions would be great.. cheers!

-Stefan
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Antithesis

October 31st, 2005 + 7:10 PM  ·  stavros

Here I am, back again after quite a few months of inactivity. Here's a piece that I admit is not for everyone as it is a bit of an epic progressive rock instrumental. (Hey Samuel remember how you wanted me to do one of these?? Well, here it is!). Seriously though, please let me know what you think.

The inpspiration behind this one really stems from my failed attempt at completing my engineering thesis earlier this year where I experienced many different feelings of anxiety, confusion and hopelessness, all of which I think I have captured here. I kept getting distracted from writing my thesis with this riff and weird rhythm in my head, which of course I just had to sit down and play. Hence, the song (and the title) Antithesis was born.
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The Storm

June 29th, 2005 + 1:06 AM  ·  stavros

This song was originally written about the Canberra bushfires that happened in January 2003 near my house. We used to play this one in the band that I was in but the arrangement was much different. This is a new arrangement that I have done.

Credits:
Lyrics: Nathan Gay
Original Chord Lines: Vince Stoffels
Music, this version: Stefan Foudoulis (Me), Vince Stoffels
Performed By: Stefan Foudoulis (all instruments + vocals)

Enjoy!
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