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Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal  

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The Sabian B8 offers crisp stick definition, cutting bell, and bright tonal response that blend to create a smooth, versatile ride cymbal....Read More

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      The Sabian B8 offers crisp stick definition, cutting bell, and bright tonal response that blend to create a smooth, versatile ride cymbal.


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      SabianB8 Series Ride Cymbal
       
      4.0

      (based on 63 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (32)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      33%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Incredible Ride

      I owned this ride on my last set and the worst mistake I've ever made was selling it. It's insanely durable, well crafted and sounds professional. When I used it, I played punk...Read complete review

      I owned this ride on my last set and the worst mistake I've ever made was selling it. It's insanely durable, well crafted and sounds professional. When I used it, I played punk and hardcore metal on it, with a little blues and country/rock thrown in. No matter what genre you're playing, this cymbal can keep up, guaranteed. The bell is LOUD, and makes any bell bought on its own seem like a huge waste of money. The wash on this thing when you hit the rim is simply overpowering. The sustain when using it simply as a ride in softer or more rhythmic situations gives your whole set a professional, quality feel and sound with a crystal clear ring. BUY IT if you need a ride. i've played Zildjians and Meinls, but this Sabian just outshines either brand.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrible!!!

      These B8 cymbal sound horrible. Super ugly overtones and very low quality. They are very clangy. Pretty much all Sabian is doing is cutting out pieces of low quality B8, and they don't...Read complete review

      These B8 cymbal sound horrible. Super ugly overtones and very low quality. They are very clangy. Pretty much all Sabian is doing is cutting out pieces of low quality B8, and they don't do any real hammering. It's pretty much just for the looks on these cymbals. I suggest that you save up and get at least XS20 or AA cymbals. They are made out of B20 bronze that is much more musical and will sound great.

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      1.0

      Horrible!!!

      By Pyromaniac777

      from Teton, ID

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Horrible Overtones
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Nothing
        • Practice Space

        Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

        These B8 cymbal sound horrible. Super ugly overtones and very low quality. They are very clangy. Pretty much all Sabian is doing is cutting out pieces of low quality B8, and they don't do any real hammering. It's pretty much just for the looks on these cymbals. I suggest that you save up and get at least XS20 or AA cymbals. They are made out of B20 bronze that is much more musical and will sound great.

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        5.0

        Only ride I've ever loved

        By DeathlessDogs

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

              I've been in an 11 year marriage with this lovely little ride, and I don't see us breaking up any time soon. I actually think it's sound has improved over the years sweat, beer, and beatings.

              If you are looking for a tight, dead, ping ride, this is not your cymbal. But if you are looking for a dark, sturdy, workhorse that fits in almost any genre, you've found your best friend.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Pretty bad

              By Thomas

              from Scranton, PA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

              • Cheap
              • Dull

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                I'm somewhat new to drums but I can tell you this cymbal isn't something you want to buy. The pitch is low and it has to much sustain. I like bright pingy rides. Also, when it gets dirty, it sounds even worse. Keep your felts loose on the bell and maybe put a moon gel on the back edge to make it sound a little better. Look for a used ride before you buy this.

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                5.0

                nice

                By drumming rules

                from in a house

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                ...epic
                first ride cymbal i ever got and still is my fav.it has a low dark sound- the lowest of any of my cymbals and many times when i am playing i have to switch to my ride because it fits all kinds of generas- jazz, rock, even latin and so i got the b8 crash witch is just as good. AWESOME CYMBAL!
                STILL AWESOME
                if it was just a little cheaper...

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                4.0

                its awesome

                By rocky

                from louisiana

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                its a good cymbal .It is a good price for its brand.I totally reccomend it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a good cymbal

                By thecymbalguy1

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                this cymbal has a good bell, when i first played it it seemed silly to by a separate bell. i dont know anything about this cymbal thats bad about it. 1 of the best parts about it is that its a very reasonable price. good job sabian!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Incredible Ride

                By Malcolm E.

                from Hattiesburg, MS

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                I owned this ride on my last set and the worst mistake I've ever made was selling it. It's insanely durable, well crafted and sounds professional. When I used it, I played punk and hardcore metal on it, with a little blues and country/rock thrown in. No matter what genre you're playing, this cymbal can keep up, guaranteed. The bell is LOUD, and makes any bell bought on its own seem like a huge waste of money. The wash on this thing when you hit the rim is simply overpowering. The sustain when using it simply as a ride in softer or more rhythmic situations gives your whole set a professional, quality feel and sound with a crystal clear ring. BUY IT if you need a ride. i've played Zildjians and Meinls, but this Sabian just outshines either brand.

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                5.0

                Good Price Good Cymbal

                By TheDrummer224

                from Canada, Ontario

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                This ride is a good cymbal. I would recomend it for groove drummers, because when your rocking out it makes some weird demented sound between a china and a crash. Overall its good.

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                5.0

                good find

                By keith clevenger

                from Kansas City, MO

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                I bought a Sabian B8 used and it's a great addition to my set. It's not quite as rich as the Zildian K ride I play but I think it is more versatile because it sounds great when you crash it. I was pleasantly suprised. It is sensitive and bright enough to accents while riding. On my B8 the bell is a little weak, though. Good Value.

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                5.0

                3 Cymbals in one

                By AxelRod42

                from St. Louis MO

                Comments about Sabian B8 Series Ride Cymbal:

                I got this ride used, so I naturally wasn't expecting much out of it. But once i used it, I was blown away. Sounds great hitting it like a crash, It sounds amazing as a ride, plus the bell sounds good. Defiantly worth it.

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