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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

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great entry level cymbals!

By JoeyT

from Charlottesville, VA

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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

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B8 review

By Jennifer DeSilva

from Georgia

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.



By Dan Vito

from Fremont, NH

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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.


Great Cymbal Pack

By Mr. Drummer-x0JdO

from California

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.


Great value!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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.


Great Entry level cymbals

By Galaxyruler45

from Halifax, NS

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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.


Sabian B8 cymbal pack

By ZeroRansomDrummer

from Ohio

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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.


Great for beginners

By WillAJones

from Germantown Hills, Illinois

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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



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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...


Sabian B8

By Josh R. K.

from Hedgesville, W.Va

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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!

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