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Sabian B8 Cymbal First Pack with 14" Hi-Hats  

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    The Sabian B8 Cymbal Pack includes a 16" crash, and 14" hi-hat cymbas. These Sabian cymbals offer you high-quality sound, long-lasting durability, and professional appearance.


     
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    3.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    Ignore The

    B8's may be Sabian's entry-level line, but don't let that turn you away. I have played these for a few years now and they are pretty good cymbals. I have this set...Read complete review

    B8's may be Sabian's entry-level line, but don't let that turn you away. I have played these for a few years now and they are pretty good cymbals. I have this set plus the 20" ride, although the ride needs a little doctoring to dry it out - too much wash. The 16" crash can hold its own against just about anything, but the hi-hats are my dirty little secret. I recently bought a used kit which came with Zildjian New Beats, and I like the B8 hats better! They don't have the harsh, low tone that some hats have. Somewhat (but not too) bright, and very musical. I also play (at church) an 18" B8 medium crash which fits in nicely with the XS20's on the kit. The B8 ride leaves a bit to be desired, the crashes are vey nice, and the hi-hats are excellent. Yes, there are many better-sounding cymbals out there, but for these prices the B8's are the cymbals to beat!

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    Get What You Pay For

    I bought these because I simply could not have afforded better ones at the time. The hi hats sound like they are not cymbals, but just any piece of metal. Too much clang,...Read complete review

    I bought these because I simply could not have afforded better ones at the time. The hi hats sound like they are not cymbals, but just any piece of metal. Too much clang, no "chick" sound to speak of. The crash is somewhat decent, but the sound is not the least bit clean or focused. If you really have no money, then go ahead. but if you can buy some zxt zildjians, they aren't expensive but produce a much more professional sound, these are merely toys in comparison.

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    4.0

    Ignore The

    By Vic Dunston

    from Georgia

    B8's may be Sabian's entry-level line, but don't let that turn you away. I have played these for a few years now and they are pretty good cymbals. I have this set plus the 20" ride, although the ride needs a little doctoring to dry it out - too much wash. The 16" crash can hold its own against just about anything, but the hi-hats are my dirty little secret. I recently bought a used kit which came with Zildjian New Beats, and I like the B8 hats better! They don't have the harsh, low tone that some hats have. Somewhat (but not too) bright, and very musical. I also play (at church) an 18" B8 medium crash which fits in nicely with the XS20's on the kit. The B8 ride leaves a bit to be desired, the crashes are vey nice, and the hi-hats are excellent. Yes, there are many better-sounding cymbals out there, but for these prices the B8's are the cymbals to beat!

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    5.0

    good hi-hats, ok crash

    By SalvagedSoul33

    from somewhere, LA

    I've had these hi-hats almost 2 years now, and I've had no problems from them. They sound great too. The crash on the other hand, sounds ok. It's a good beginner cymbal. I had mine for about 6 months, then it cracked. If you get the B8 crash, make sure you have a warranty on it and don't hit it too hard.

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    2.0

    Cheap cymbals Cheap Quality

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    When I got my first set I decided to purchase these. They ring more than almost any cymbal I've ever heard. Intermediate drummers and better I would not recommend these for. If you're just starting out they're not bad for the price.

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    4.0

    Why don't they get it??

    By TheSpiceman_54

    from Grand Forks, ND

    I am amazed at how ignorant people are when they are rating cymbals. Of course these cymbals aren't going to have the clean sound of expensive AA's and AAX's simply because THEY'RE SHEET BRONZE CYMBALS. They are not made to sound perfect, they are made to give low-budget drummers an opportunity to sound and perform like a professional. They sound just fine with a guitar or a bass. I don't see why these people complain... the Sabian name usually doesn't settle for anything less than a quality product, and I have yet to come across a cymbal with the Sabian stamp on it that has been a failure. This is a good set if you know what you're doing, and if you are one of those people who refuse to stop comparing silver and gold, then I have no shame for you.

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    4.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    These cymbals are by far not the greatest things out there. They have little to no equality within each other. The sound diffference between 14" B8 and the 16" in this pack, I thought I might have gotten something other than a B8, like the 16". The hats are horrible if, opened too far. The ride is extremely nice for the price as well. I have to say that this pack is great for beginning/intermediate drummers. Like someone else posted, if you have the money, go for something like the ZXT's, but stay far far away from the ZBT's, absolutely horrible cymbals. My 16" from this pack recently broke so im getting it exchanged for money. I'm going to go buy the A Serious pack. I'd still choose other over these cymbals, but this series is pretty nice, especially for the price.

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    2.0

    BAD!

    By steve-5YYP.

    from not telling

    I totally with Cecil Shollard. These SUCK! My best friend bought b8s for his first set. Way too brassy. Compared to my top-of-the-line zildjians, they sound like ****. If you want good starter cymbals? Get Paiste 302s.

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    5.0

    drumming for a living

    By super g-Nw_JT

    from illinois

    I've always sworn by zildgian until I bought this set for my practice set at home and I am completely sastisfied and have to admit I have even used them at places I've played. They have an all around great performance and sound great at every sound level. I recommend that the serious musician try them. If you are like me I'm tired of paying for the other guy's name to make my living. As soon as I can I will buy & try their performance series. Keep up the great work and thanks for the affordable prices.

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    1.0

    Get What You Pay For

    I bought these because I simply could not have afforded better ones at the time. The hi hats sound like they are not cymbals, but just any piece of metal. Too much clang, no "chick" sound to speak of. The crash is somewhat decent, but the sound is not the least bit clean or focused. If you really have no money, then go ahead. but if you can buy some zxt zildjians, they aren't expensive but produce a much more professional sound, these are merely toys in comparison.

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    5.0

    Wow

    By Danny B

    from Rockford, IL

    Awesome set of cymbals that sound great and have an unbeatable price.

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    3.0

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    By Cecil Shollard

    from Behmuh, AL

    I acquired these at a local shop. On my drumkit they sounded like me hitting a trash can lid with a toothpick.I think they stole them from STOMP. The sound quality is utterly tin-like and annoyingly brassy. I don't believe it is a good starter pack, let alone a good pack of cymbals. Hey Sabian, STOMP called, they want their trash can lids back.

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