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Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal   

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SabianB8 Chinese Cymbal
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

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A good, LOUD china

I bought one of these used for cheap. It's definitley a one dimensional cymbal. Don't expect subtlety with this one, and don't expect to use it an acoustic jazz gig. This thing is...Read complete review

I bought one of these used for cheap. It's definitley a one dimensional cymbal. Don't expect subtlety with this one, and don't expect to use it an acoustic jazz gig. This thing is LOUD! It is much thicker than most chinas and it takes a very good whack to get it going, but when it does it really cuts through! I was looking for a china to really cut through the mix, and this did the trick where my darker trashier and more expensive "professional" chinas failed. This has a bright china sound, but with much longer sustain than most chinas. I like the fact that it has a regular (not square) bell, like a Zildjian Swish from back in the day. If you used this as a swish (with rivets installed) it would be a MONSTER! Those rivets would sustain for a long time! I might try that with another one, heck they are cheap enough to experiment with. Overall, a solid and LOUD china that will cut through any power chord.

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very durable cymbal

its good for the price and the durability it has, but if youre after a better tone id say go ahead and spend the money and get a higher line, or buy wuhan chinas...Read complete review

its good for the price and the durability it has, but if youre after a better tone id say go ahead and spend the money and get a higher line, or buy wuhan chinas if you have the money to replace them when they break (and they will)
great for the price, but still a beginger cymbal and nothing else
the best thing about this cymbal id say is its durablity...I use it as my practice china and then strap up my Wuhan 18" for live shows, Im a breakdown drummer in a hardcore band and I dont recomend this cymbal for breakdowns, its better for accents in my opinion. the wuhan 18 is much better for a thrashy breakdown sound
its well worth the money if youre on a budget and want something that will last, but if youre lookin for sound quality and not too worried about money get several wuhan 18" or just go ahead and get the AAXtreme or Zildjian oreintal...itd be worth the money

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4.0

Pretty good.

By Aaron SIxx

from Tennessee

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal
    • Post Hardcore

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    Personally I wouldn't buy cheap cymbals but I was in need and was not disapointed. It's pretty rad for the price. Better than some 250+ Cymbals

     
    1.0

    very durable cymbal

    By Katherine Hudson

    from Virginia

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    its good for the price and the durability it has, but if youre after a better tone id say go ahead and spend the money and get a higher line, or buy wuhan chinas if you have the money to replace them when they break (and they will)
    great for the price, but still a beginger cymbal and nothing else
    the best thing about this cymbal id say is its durablity...I use it as my practice china and then strap up my Wuhan 18" for live shows, Im a breakdown drummer in a hardcore band and I dont recomend this cymbal for breakdowns, its better for accents in my opinion. the wuhan 18 is much better for a thrashy breakdown sound
    its well worth the money if youre on a budget and want something that will last, but if youre lookin for sound quality and not too worried about money get several wuhan 18" or just go ahead and get the AAXtreme or Zildjian oreintal...itd be worth the money

     
    3.0

    nothing more than crap

    By HollyWood-p8Sme

    from Arizona

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    I recently purchased this china with the intention of using it regularly. To my misfortune it turned out to be one of the worst purchases of my life. I advice anyone to not purchase this, spend the extra money to buy a higher quality china. This china resembled that of an extremely cheap thin crash that would be added with a general market drum set. Almost no trash, massive resonance...

     
    5.0

    Loud and aggressive

    By Devil Man

    from Dayton, OH

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    This chinese is a very loud cymbal - it's nice and aggressive.

     
    4.0

    Sabian is the best

    By HarmonicDissonanceDrummer

    from Manchvegas, NH

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    It is a good china, but watch that edge. It will bend if you look at it wrong. I use this as a crash/ride. The bell has a unique sound that is perfect for standing out and riding on it takes some getting used to but I warmed up to quickly. And crashing on it is nice but I am just so afraid of bending it. I know I know "Turn it upside-down." Well it just doesn't have the sound I want and how am I going to get the bell?

     
    5.0

    I love this cymbal!

    By mg556

    from california

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    I know the B8 series is seen as a "beginner's" cymbal line, but I bought this cymbal and I love it. It has held up for years for me (and I don't invert it), it's LOUD, it sounds great. It can be used as a cool ride surface, soft hits give a very nice, chill sounds good for playing a Pink Floyd style of music, the bell area sounds cool to tap in little accents, but it's also very loud and trashy great for rock and metal situations. AS long as you know how to hit a cymbal right this one will last and is well worth the money! If I ever break it I will for sure buy another.

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    4.0

    A good, LOUD china

    By Winged Wheel Watcher

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    I bought one of these used for cheap. It's definitley a one dimensional cymbal. Don't expect subtlety with this one, and don't expect to use it an acoustic jazz gig. This thing is LOUD! It is much thicker than most chinas and it takes a very good whack to get it going, but when it does it really cuts through! I was looking for a china to really cut through the mix, and this did the trick where my darker trashier and more expensive "professional" chinas failed. This has a bright china sound, but with much longer sustain than most chinas. I like the fact that it has a regular (not square) bell, like a Zildjian Swish from back in the day. If you used this as a swish (with rivets installed) it would be a MONSTER! Those rivets would sustain for a long time! I might try that with another one, heck they are cheap enough to experiment with. Overall, a solid and LOUD china that will cut through any power chord.

     
    5.0

    six words to describe it

    By Brian J.

    from Ctrus Heights

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    awesome, loud, durabilitytotally worth it

     
    3.0

    Great to have

    By ImpassiveDruPounder

    from Bigler, PA

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    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    Nice, bright and trashy with a little bit of aggressiveness to the sound. Great to own.

     
    5.0

    A great starter China

    By Nebula_914

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

    This cymbal projects very good, yet it keeps the "trashy" sound that it`s supposed to have.

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