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Sabian B8 Performance Cymbal Pack with Free 18" Crash
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The Sabian B8 Performance Cymbal Pack with Free 18 Crash is the perfect quality kit for the young or beginning drummer. Sabian leads the industry in...Click To Read More About This Product
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Made from Sabian's B8 bronze alloy for bright and tonally focused response ideal for many styles of music.
The Sabian B8 Performance Cymbal Pack with Free 18 Crash is the perfect quality kit for the young or beginning drummer. Sabian leads the industry in affordably priced cymbals. With this set, the young player can enjoy the bright, powerful sound of Sabian bronze on their very first drum kit. These bronze cymbals are carefully hammered and lathed for maximum response and projection. In this set, a free 18 thin crash has optimal upward pitch gain to cut through the rest of the drum set. The B8 20 ride is a great blending tone with a cutting bell. There is also a 16 thin crash and 14 hi-hats that have great pedal and stick response for easy, powerful playing. Add the crisp, bright sounds of the Sabian B8 Performance Cymbal Pack to your drum set and experience the difference.
- 14" hi-hats
- 16" thin crash
- 20" ride
- Free 18" thin crash
Reviewed by 21 customers
I bought this cymbal pack a little over a month ago, when i got them, I instantly recognized sabian quality. Please keep in mind that they are thin crashes, so don't abuse them, they don't need to be hit hard. They should last years if you hit them right, I've had to adjust but It will be worth it. I only have 1 straight stand and a hihat stand right now, but im getting 2 boom stands soon. I'll break the review into 4 parts - 16" Thin Crash, 18" Thin Crash, 20" Medium Ride, and 14" Hats.
16" Thin Crash: 9/10. This is my favorite crash in the pack, very bright and sounds fantastic, it is moderately touchy, you don't need to hit it too hard to get the maximum effect from it.
18" Thin Crash: 6/10. This is my least favorite cymbal in the pack. It sounds too dark for my likings, much more like a crash/ride than a crash. It still sounds and feels OK and at least it was free. This one is also touchy, don't abuse it.
20" Ride: 10/10. I love this cymbal. so much better than the ZBT, it's very bright, very loud, its bell sounds fantastic, and it has a long overtone which I like. I highly recommend this ride. dont be afraid to crash it, it's very sturdy and well built. Don't expect it to sound like an AAX based off this review, it sounds amazing, for its price. 20" aax stage ride is still my favorite
14" Hats: 9.5/10. These Hats are very crisp and clean. The chk sounds great and the hats are nice and loud. It sounds pretty good sizzling, but not great.
Overall: 9/10. I'm not going to lie. B8's are SO much better than ZBT's. a great, long lasting, entry/intermediate level cymbal pack. If you're tight on cash, and need some decent cymbals, these are the way to go. If you have a few extra hundred bucks though, i'd definitely check out the Sabian AAX's, those are my favorites
Overall the tone is very good on the ride, the crashes (16" & 18") have great sustained sound and the hat is crisp. This is a very soild initial upgrade on a starter set. Very happy with this purchase.
Really liked the bonus 18" crash.
After just a month of fairly hard use they actually seem to sound better than when first played. No cracking at the stem holes. So far so good.
The 18" crash made the cost very good for an initial upgrade on the cymbals that came with my starter set of drums.
I had used a couple B8 before, and they were alright. The crashes are very bright, and you know its real nice bronze. They were a little strange sounding at first hit, but after a few rolls i got used to them, and now they sound fantastic. The hi-hats are big and chunky, but they cut through real nice. The ride is probably one of my favorite rides ever. Its got a great ping to it, and its heavy so it doesnt flop all overthe place. If you do a one hand roll and crash it also makes a great accent. I wouldnt put them in the top-of-the-line category, but they are deffinatly hi-quality. If you price them out, you cant get a better deal on cymbals, even if theyre used. This is deffinatly a must have for any drummer making the transition up the line, or to a bands practice set. Really though, that ride puts a spot on my must have list.
The Sabian B8 pack is wonderful. Although there is some downfalls to the pack. The 18in ride that comes with it doesn't sound like a crash. Sounds more like a Crash/Ride. The 16in crash sounds great and the hi-hats sounds awsome as well. The 20in ride is a different story. The ride is a bit....low than what a 20in ride is supposed to sound like. I had to put a piece of tape under it to muffle it up to get the sound I wanted. Other than that, its a great pack. However, they are thin crashes so shouln't hit them that hard or they might break. I'm a....semi-hard hitter and every time I hit one of the crashes, I feel its going to break. I have had them for about 5 months now and they sounds awsome.
This is a versatile set of cymbals for beginners and intermediates. This is my thought of each cymbal.16"crash- high-pitched, punchy18"crash- medium pitch, warm but loud14"hats- high pitch(especially open), loud click20"ride- medium-high pitch, warm, rings for a whileOverall, this set is perect for performing off and on stage.
Iv'e owned these cymbals for a month now and they sound and look good. The high hat is crisp, and the cymbals and ride are bright. I really like the hi hat and 16" crash but the 18" crash sounds like a ride and the ride has a very annoying high pitched squeel. Overall though this is probably the best entry level cymbal set out there.
Got these cymbals a year and a half ago, and they still work perfectly. Compared to the Paiste cymbals I've played with They sound way better. I use the ride more as a crash and it does the job well. Overall these cymbals are great.
I personally have never owned these, I bought the ZBT's as my first set of cymbals. however, I just bought a complete Yamaha Rydeen set from an old friend of mine for my little brother and he included these with it. These are very good for beginners. I was shocked to find out how crisp the hi hats are, and they're three years old. Usually beginner hats lose they're crispness with time. The crashes and ride really don't sound bad either. This is perfect for beginner players. if you yourself are looking for a set of Entry cymbals, or someone you know is, I would recommend these indefinitely
Very awesome!!!!, I used them at the recording studio with my band... They Rock! The free cymbal sounds alittle bit like a crash/ride... but srew it! I really like them, so of course I ordered them! Yeah...
These cymbals are amazing! I've had them for over two years now (Which is how long I've been a drummer) and they're still going! Granted , the cymbals are starting to shpow their wear and tear (my 16" has a crack in it), but other than some stick b;lemishes appearing on the surface these cymbals are awesome!Good quality, good sound, good value, and good all around product!
I've been using these for a couple months now and have replaced the hats and the 16". The ride and the 18" are keepers. The ride has a nice ping to it and the bell is usable. The 18" thin crash has a good tone, moderate decay and blends in well with some Sabian AA, HHX & Vault crashes I've added. The hats are too chunky and don't have enough sizzle for me, although they'd probably do for a "heavier" style. These are very good starter cymbals and a definate step up from the "relatively unknown" cymbal makers. Just keep in mind that as time goes by and you add better quality cymbals you will thin a couple of these out.
It's Amzaing No Doubt awesome everything for a resinable price!
I got these cymbals A year and a half ago and already cracked the 16 inch. I plan on replacing it with a Sabian B8 20" Rock crash. But I'm disappointed that this cymbal cracked
i love these so much its crazy. everybody i play with falls in love with the 14 inch crash. the only problem is that i play ever day at leaast an hour so they do get worn. the 16 inch crash cracked after 7 months but still a great cymbal. i loved it so much i cut it and continued to play it. the ride rings a little long but its alright
This is a very good value cymbal pack. The 16" crash sounds great, and although alone the 18" sounds a little too low (like a ride cymbal), coupled with the 16" drag triplets sound perfect. I personally didn't like the sound of the ride, love the crisp hi-hats. Very good value, high quality cymbals. The crashes have a good sustain, so for breakdowns I had to buy the B8 Splash separately, but very good cymbals.
These cymbals are very good. The set I play at church has the 13" hats and the 16" crash. I have used everything from these to Paiste 2002s and Sabian AAs and I like these almost as well as anything.
This set is amazing. Great if you need a cheaper set or are just starting out. The hi hats are perfect. The 16" crash should cost way more. The 18" crash sorta sounds like a ride but its not bad at all. The ride is perfect imo, great bell. Overall id recomend this to anyone.
These cymbals blew me away. I purchased these because they had good reviews and were quite affordable. As soon as I took them out of the box I recognized the sabian quality. They were very good looking. I set them up right away and banged around on them. The crashes (especially the 16") have a wonderful sound with lots of sustain but not to the point of being ringy. The hats are the best, they have a clean chic and a nice sizzle, they are professional quality for sure. The ride is pretty great although it does have somewhat of a ring but it's really not a problem and the bell is good. Overall a set of professional sounding cymbals and a total steal in terms of money. No wonder they're always back-ordered.
Just set these things up today. One thing I noticed is they aren't are bronze not gold, but they match the cymbals I was going to get rid of so now I can keep them. I played on them for about an hour, love em. Sound is great, they are beautiful, and they are very heavy duty, not cheap at all. I love them.
Just got these with my pearl vision kit. These make a very bright sound, which I personally like. My only problem with this kit would have to be the ride cymbal. It rings way too much, and I plan on replacing it with a solid ride when I have the money. I unfortunately cant put both cymbals up at the same time, I dont have enough hardware, so my 18" crash is in the corner waiting. This is a good cymbal pack for a beginner, but I would recommend saving up a bit more for a B8 pro or AAX cymbal pack.