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Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal  18 Inches

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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

      About Me Experienced

      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

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        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

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        5.0

        Very full sound

        By Dylan Beam

        from Oregon

        Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

        I've had it for a few months, it hasn't broken and I'm a really hard hitter. The sound fills the room fast and has very long sustain. It's dirty and very aggressive, but the bite is small and it sustains and lot more than any other china I've seen. Test it before you buy it, it's not a normal china
        It's a cymbal, doesn't realy have features. You hit it like any other cymbal.
        It hasn't scratched or sracked or anything. I love the sound it makes, but it might not be right for you. My advise for buying this cymbal like any other cymbal, test it out or at least listen to it online first.
        Very inexpensive for a china, and just what I needed soundwise. It isn't THE best cymbal in the world, but it is definitely the loudest and most aggressive cymbal on my set

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        4.0

        A good, LOUD china

        By Winged Wheel Watcher

        from Ann Arbor, MI

        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.

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        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...

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        5.0

        six words to describe it

        By Brian J.

        from Ctrus Heights

        Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

        awesome, loud, durabilitytotally worth it

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        3.0

        Not what I was looking for

        By Blake Smith

        from Cairo, GA

        Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

        If you are looking for a chinese cymbal thats quick and trashy with quick decay, this is not it. This cymbal is very loud though. But it just simply isn't the quick trashy crash that I was looking for.

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        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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        5.0

        Mad Thrashing China!!!

        By MexicanMaggot666

        from Mexico City

        Comments about Sabian B8 Chinese Cymbal:

        I purchased a mid-use drumkit which included ZBT hats and crash, a PRO ride and this B8 china. I played on this one before and I'm just amazed at the incredible sounds I can get from it. I'm a huge fan of Istanbul chinas and the sound of this one just blows me away. It's durable, edgy and most of it: FREAKING LOUD! Perfect for trashy accents if you play heavy music or for more subtle styles it works wonders too. If you want good stuff and can't afford a cast bronze china, this will do the trick. It's just awesome!!

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        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.

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