Chris Kollias

Session Bassist

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Electric Bass player with demonstrated skills and technique, highly adaptive regarding genre and style of music

Hello there!
I'm Chris. Music has been my passion from a very young age. I have collaborated with a variety of bands, working as a session musician, recorded 14 full length albums and attended a number of live shows and tours. Always eager to learn new things around music, I'd be glad to get some bass lines for your tracks.

Endorsed by :
Darkglass Electronics - Dingwall Guitars - DSM Noisemaker - Duvoisin Guitars - Delano Pickups - Hipshot Products - Red Sound - 39 Custom Guitars

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

24 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bill H.
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    Chris provided a solid and great sounding bass track for my original tune. He followed the schedule as promised and made extra efforts to modify parts to meet my vision. Thanks Chris!

  2. Review by Shane L.
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    If Jabba the Hut was musician he would play bass and his biggest inspiration would be Chris!
    He would spend countless hours researching what gear Chris used. What amps? What pedals? Watching YouTube videos, etc...

    But no matter how hard the mighty Jabba tries. He'll never be as good as the original.

  3. Review by Yu H.
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    Chris did a fantastic job for the song and the bass was recorded and edited absolutely fine.
    Looking forward to working with him again.

  4. Review by Shane L.
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    Somewhere.... Out there.... There is a frequency so deep scientists are out of ideas as to where it comes from? A low ominous rumble that causes men and women alike to become aroused yet confused? They don't know why they feel the way they do, but they like it. To this day the mystery remains unsolved. Personally I think this big sexy sound is coming from Chris's studio? Will we ever know?

    Disclaimer: Listen to Chris play at own risk. Reviewer is not liable for any act/feeling that may follow.

  5. Review by Shane L.
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    When you look at images of mount Olympus you may not be aware? What you are actually seeing is a visual representation of Chris's tone.
    Some say, his tone is actually what caused the mountains to be pushed up from the earth.

  6. Review by Shane L.
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    What can I say? I've done 5 tracks with Chris now and the last one consisted of a revision 0.5 seconds long! Essentially nailing it in one go! Can't argue with that! Top stuff.

  7. Review by Shane L.
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    If you have ever sat down to record an instrument you may know how difficult it can be. Chris is well experienced and accomplished in the realm of Bass Bad Assery!

  8. Review by Shane L.
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    Chris puts up with my fussy pain in the back side and I really appreciate it! He's playing is detailed and professional. Love it!

  9. Review by Shane L.
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    My Second track completed with Chris.
    A second great experience.

    Working with a musician in a room is challenging. Working online via email is also quite challenging but Chris is able to navigate through the inter webs of confusion and deliver wicked sounding Bass!

    Thanks mate.

  10. Review by shin
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    He's the best in the field.
    That's why so many people want to work with him.
    I recommend working with him.

  11. Review by Shane L.
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    Don't let the image of Chris sitting quietly with his bass fool you. This guy can seriously rip it up on heavier tracks and his tone sounds like a tank rolling menacingly down a war torn street! Highly recommended!

  12. Review by Josh J.
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    I've worked with Chris on almost 10 songs now and he still impresses me every time

  13. Review by Josh J.
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    Chris continues to be the glue that pieces all of my projects together. His writing, performance and sound are all top notch

  14. Review by Nan L.
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    As great as always! Highly recommended! I'm looking forward to work with him again!

  15. Review by Josh J.
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    After doing several songs with Chris of various styles Ive concluded there is no other bassist out there I would rather use

  16. Review by Josh J.
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    Ive used Chris twice now and he does not disappoint. Perfect tone and his writing and playing a great

  17. Review by Josh J.
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    Fantastic player and writer of parts. His recorded bass parts were unbelievable upon delivery and sonically sounded clear and immense. Chris worked quickly as well

  18. Review by Nan L.
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    Another project done! As amazing as aways!

  19. Review by Imperial Production
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    An incredible bass player. He really helped us get more out of the song! He's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend. Cant wait to work with him again.

  20. Review by Nan L.
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    Another great job finished! Chris is so fast and professional just like always!

  21. Review by Igor K.
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    Chris did an amazing bass track for my metal song! He truly is a professional bass player!

  22. Review by EOL Studios
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    Thorough, meticulous, passionate bass player with awesome playing abilities and great tone

  23. Review by paul bruce
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    Chris made me a great Bass guitar track

  24. Review by Nan L.
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    Chris is is a true professional and talented guy. Very fast response! I can't wait to work with him again!

Interview with Chris Kollias

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: After receiving the stems or the separate tracks, I setup everything in a project and check that all is fine. If there are certain instructions or guidelines I follow them and create a rough track for the recording. After sorting everything out and having the final form of the bass track, I record it with fresh strings and final takes.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: I try to create lines that will serve the song as a whole, pushing it with energy.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Adaptable and flexible

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Most of my completed jobs are metal related

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: In general I am obsessed with signal pathing. Always trying to improve and offer top quality. I run my gear through Red Sound cables, into a Line Audio 2MP preamp & RME ADI2 conversion. I am using an RME Raydat pci-E audio interface for maximum workload and 0 latency. Using Cubase 10 as my DAW. I have a pair of KRK Rokit monitors and DT770 Pro headphones.

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Terms Of Service

I will deliver bass tracks (DI and enhanced) within 5 business days . 3 revisions free of charge. Added video with an extra charge,starting at $200 and up.

GenresSounds Like
  • Karnivool
  • Godsmack
  • Dream Theater
Gear Highlights
  • Warwick Dolphin 5 string
  • Fender Jazz bass 4 string
  • Dingwall NG2 5string
  • Gamma Guitars 6string
  • Duvoisin Standard 5 String
  • Darkglass Electronics Preamps - Pedals & AO900 head
  • Red Sound cables
  • Line Audio 2MP Preamp
  • RME ADI 2 Converter
  • RME Raydat
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Combined recording & video starting at 200$