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Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal

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SabianB8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal
 
4.1

(based on 33 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for Accent Piece

Like mentioned above, good for a quick, and bright attack. It's there then it is gone. Good price, and May recomend it for guys wanting a new piece for a stack, or...Read complete review

Like mentioned above, good for a quick, and bright attack. It's there then it is gone. Good price, and May recomend it for guys wanting a new piece for a stack, or a start a new stack.
Now, starting out, this is a good cymbal for a side crash (off to the side, not hit often), I used to use for a main crash, but realized it's not meant for that. This cymbal has a higher frequnecy when hit, and it has a pingy contact point. The Broze Alloy solution (92% Copper, 8% Tin), gives this cymbal a short sustain, it's basically good for being their, and then leaving for the other guys to come in after.

Also, sometimes, I use this cymbal for making a stack, and is an ok bottom cymbal.
Now, the over-all quality is decent, not the best. I have had for over a year or so now, and I have only noticed a small change in the tone, which is ok (to me). Also, the cymbal sometimes has ugly ocer tones, then nice ones, strange.
Good price for what they are asking for. Great price for this cymbal

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Could be better

I had a little bit of birthday money saved up a while back and bought the B8 medium crash as a secondary crash. This crash is just too bright. I like bright crisp...Read complete review

I had a little bit of birthday money saved up a while back and bought the B8 medium crash as a secondary crash. This crash is just too bright. I like bright crisp sounds, but it sounds almost like it's out of tune with the overtones. It's held up alright and its cheap, but i wish i had saved for another Sabian X20, which is what i'm using for my primary crash and which sounds a lot better. Recorded, it almost sounds like you're running it through a wah pedal stuck in the middle, just a really weird sound to it. And i know its not just my recording techniques, cause all of my other cymbals sound fine. Just save up and get the X20, you wont be sorry.

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1.0

DON'T waste your money!!!!!!!

By Uriel Solorzano

from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is the worst-sounding cymbal I have heard. It does not even sound like a cymbal!, it just sounds nasty in the room This cymbal does not have any warmth, defined pitch or sound. The sound you get from this cymbal is that of a round piece of sheet metal.My advise: get a pro sonic

 
4.0

I own this cymbal

By drummersunite

from Cherry Hill, NJ

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I play Sabians cause they are the best looking cymbals out there I play B8 cause they sound good some say its bad but I have been playing for 15 yrs and going 16 is not all that bad. I love Sabians they are better than Zildjians combine.If you like the B8 and spend less for what they are worth I recommend it.

 
4.0

b8 medium crash

By skyman03

from canada

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

i owned both the 16" and 18". the 18" sounded good, although it had to much overtone. the 16" was just horrible. it didnt sounds like a crash at all, it was like hitting cooking pots. for beginners the 18" is great, but dont get the 16"

 
5.0

one great cymbal

By chris adler fan

from somerville, NJ

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

this is a great cymbal for overall value. i have an mix of expensive zildjian and sabian cymbals and this is my favorite!! its a great crash and is great to hammer on as a chorus ride. this cymbal is a great investment for beginner and pro alike.

 
4.0

Good fast crash

By Jacoby Smash

from Buffalo, NY

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal included in my starter set (which I hated and it sounded like garbage) and it's good as a crash that you would use for some type of explosion crash, not as a main crash. It has more of a high pitched, kind of sharp sound. If you're looking for a crash, get a zildjian zht crash/ride because it has a lower tone to it and sounds a lot better. And the ride on it isn't too bad either. Or just save up to get some AA's or AAX's for the holidays. You shouldn't really waste your money on this.

 
3.0

About this cymbal

By Nick-or-jg

from Dighton, MA

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I have had this cymbal for about 8 months, it was nice and cheap to buy and I didn't know much about sound of cymbals, but now I know better, its a good price but sounds pretty bad to me and also cracked on me(huge crack) now it sounds like a china from the crack.

 
5.0

Good Cymbal

By Spence-rlKvy

from Clearlake, CA

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I originally bought the cheap meinl 16" crash and hated it, so i spent the extra 30 bucks for this one. It's a very good cymbal, especially for the price. It's not overly bright, or very complex, but that's because it's inexpensive. It's a pretty fast crash, but it is durable. I play fast and hard, and this blends in nicely. When you hit it, you can tell it's not an expensive cymbal, but not nearly to the point of annoyance. It has a simple and versitile sound (though like most other sabians, it is on the brighter side). If you're on a budget or want a nice practice cymbal that won't break the bank or make you cringe when you hit it, this is the cymbal (the whole B8 line, in fact). Oh, and the finish is nice and durable.

 
5.0

Amazing Cymbal

By littlelauricella

from Ga

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I've waited a long time to get a great crash like this one. When i went to get it my dad told me not to be surprised if it sounded really cheesy. When we got there and heard it even my dad was blown away. Sabian B8's are definitely my favorite crashes and chinas.

 
5.0

Awesome sound for price.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

Great cymbal, I recommend it for beginners, because it is good enough for the pros, but it is not expensive.

 
3.0

Get a zbt

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

My drummer has a 16" b8 medium crash and it seriously annoys me when he hits it, we had a zbt before this one and in my opinion it sounded much better. the 10" b8 splash, however, sounds good but keyholed easily and badly. overall b8 cymbals sound like hitting sheet metal, get a b8 pro, zbt, or zxt. Do it. Do it.

 
4.0

Good for Accent Piece

By Liam Brown

from Canada

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

Like mentioned above, good for a quick, and bright attack. It's there then it is gone. Good price, and May recomend it for guys wanting a new piece for a stack, or a start a new stack.
Now, starting out, this is a good cymbal for a side crash (off to the side, not hit often), I used to use for a main crash, but realized it's not meant for that. This cymbal has a higher frequnecy when hit, and it has a pingy contact point. The Broze Alloy solution (92% Copper, 8% Tin), gives this cymbal a short sustain, it's basically good for being their, and then leaving for the other guys to come in after.

Also, sometimes, I use this cymbal for making a stack, and is an ok bottom cymbal.
Now, the over-all quality is decent, not the best. I have had for over a year or so now, and I have only noticed a small change in the tone, which is ok (to me). Also, the cymbal sometimes has ugly ocer tones, then nice ones, strange.
Good price for what they are asking for. Great price for this cymbal

 
4.0

Pretty Nice

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

This is the first cymbal that I ever purchased since I first started seriously playing drums about a year and a half ago. I got the 16". Its around 15 months old now and it is still in great condition. It hasn't cracked and I play pretty hard. The price isn't too high either. This is a good cymbal for a begginer who doesnt want to spend an outrageous amount.

 
5.0

Sweetness

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal kicks butt. I bought it as part of my first set of cymbals, and it workes and sounds great. It has a sharp attack, its loud, and it commands attention. If you are a youngster/beginner coming up lookin for cymbals, this is the cymbal for you.

 
4.0

Its pretty good...

By GretchRocks

from El Dorado, AR

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I bought this Cymbal about 2 months ago and its got pretty good sound for a cheap cymbal. Its got pretty decent overtones and a nice Medium sound. If you want good quality and not have to pay so much, then i suggest this one.

 
3.0

Lethean

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

This was one of the first cymbals I got about two years ago. Since the cymblas I ahve a limited I resort to hitting this one fairly frequently. I find that it works for my styles of music and it's still in fialry good condition, we'll see about that condition in the years to come though, since ive heard so many bad things about it, I like it though.

 
4.0

Decent for beginner

By Nate E.

from Anahiem

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I have been playing drums for 12 years. I just bought my son his own kit and the cymbals sucked on it, so I bought him this as a crash, it sounds great, perfect for the price obviously not a pro cymbal but when it comes to your wallet you cant go wrong, if your a beginner get this cymbal, I recommend sabian B8 for everything

 
5.0

SABIAN 4 THE WIN!!!

By Drummerboy-c6mWs

from Canada, eh?

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I have used the 18" cymbal with my church's set with a full set of B8's, and it rocked! Sweet, loud, cutting CRASH! It has an awesome bright tone, and medium decay. For the price this is a steal. If you have the $$, upgrade to the AAX or K custom or something. But this is great for beginners, amateurs, and pros.

 
5.0

Sabian B8 medium crash

By drumrforlife799@aol.com

from Statesboro, Ga

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I got the 18' and I have had this cymbal for about a year. I am a really hard hitter and this cymbal is still holding up. It sounds really good when you hit it hard and when you crash-ride it.Get it.

 
4.0

Ok for beginners

By Grenier101

from NY

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal 3 months ago, and its already cracked.although I hit pretty hard I was disappointed that it didn't last longer, but this cymbal was pretty cheap. Recommended for beginners and intermediate players because of its price, but not for more experienced drummers.

 
3.0

one word: AWESOME

By ImpassiveDruPounder

from Bigler, PA

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Medium Crash Cymbal:

It's a great all around cymbal. The sabian b8 series medium crash cymbal(18") is a bright sounding cymbal with a nice higher tone than most larger crashes

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