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Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal

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SabianB8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal
 
3.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Checked

My fellow musicians, lets face it. "If you are considering the purchase of a cymbal over the Internet, (without listening to it first?) You purchase is probably being motivated by...Read complete review

My fellow musicians, lets face it. "If you are considering the purchase of a cymbal over the Internet, (without listening to it first?) You purchase is probably being motivated by affordability, -rather then- precision, quality of sound, and accuracy of response. Am I right?If that is the case, Do yourself a favor, and listen to an old Dinosaur. Who has been working professionally as a Musician for over 45 years? I also have to consider PRICE FIRST!Moreover, I also have to depend on my fellow musicians to give a truthful, fair, and accurate review, especially when purchasing an item that is ?Non-Refundable!? Therefore, Here it goes.Believe me fellow percussionists, whether you are a professional, amateur, student, or novice beginner, you will agree, "This Cymbal is the best BANG for your BUCK!"It is crisp, clean. With great response, and can recognize the difference in your touch so precisely, it will lovingly respond in kind, when you affectionately, and gently make love to it with either brush, stick or mallet. Moreover, go ahead and hammer it when that is what is needed. IT CAN TAKE IT! Without losing any integrity of sound quality, or loss of tonal response, or definition.*I hope my honest review helps guide you in making your decision. Remember that; I am also a working musician. I also depend on your honesty and professionalism as well. We are a very special club. Whether you are professional, student, or superstar, we all have one thing in common, a humbling love of music, and the brilliant talent of those giants whom came before us, and guide our paths, and influence our sounds and direction.To my Bothers, and Sisters in PercussionI am yours truly Paroland (Pete)Miami Beach, Florida

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for a while...

Until you compare it to other rides. Before I got this about 6 Months ago all I had was a B8 Crash/Ride (which I DO NOT reccomend). I needed a ride so...Read complete review

Until you compare it to other rides. Before I got this about 6 Months ago all I had was a B8 Crash/Ride (which I DO NOT reccomend). I needed a ride so I picked this up. For $100 dollars I was very happy for about 4 months. Then I realized all the little flaws on this ride added up. The long sustain, horrible wash and other un-satisfactory things that made me hate the ride. I then realized that I needed a higher end ride to get a really crisp, clean sound. I saved up and sold this ride to get the Sabian AA Raw Bell Dry Ride (which is the greatest ever!). All in all, its good for a small price, but dont expect to be using it for long.

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5.0

Not bad

By Zak132

from Canada

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

For the genre i play this is a Very good, i added tape on the bottem when i did play and it was good. This is deffinatly a beginner to itermedient cymbal though, so if you have a tight budget this is the cymbal for you!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not good at all!

By Dr. Boom, PhD

from lynchburg, VA

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

man, this thing sounds terrible. if anything you could use it as an effects cymbal but definately not to ride. it's too thick, and it rings for ever. just dead, completely dead.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good entry level ride

By Robert Caddy

from Indiana

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

Good entry level ride. It has pretty strong overtones but liberal application of gaffers tape will minize this. A decent sized and pretty good sounding bell but not really crashable. Overall its a good entry level cymbal but if you can buy Xs20's. If the Xs20's are to expesive then go with ZBT's

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

beast

By colin-Gln3k

from Seattle, Washington

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

this is a flipping savage cymbal. killer bell, awesome definition, yeah it rings, but if you're a rock drummer nobody cares. i've had alot or rides and this is by far the most fun to play.

 
5.0

it's good for the amount it costs

By xSRxPhantom

from Canada

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

it's not bad at all for the amount it costs. it's obvious some people aren't rich and cannot afford the best, so if you want the best for this price, then get this ride.

 
2.0

b8 rock ride

By skyman03

from canada

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

i got this as my first ride. back then i didnt know to much about drums, but i knew that its ringing was annoying. its bell is okay, although doesnt sound great, and this thing rings forever. bad cymbal overall, even for beginners

 
5.0

Good tone and build

By Del Evosevich

from Kennewick, WA

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

Good crisp sound and durability

 
5.0

Checked

By paroland

from Miami Beach, Florida

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

My fellow musicians, lets face it. "If you are considering the purchase of a cymbal over the Internet, (without listening to it first?) You purchase is probably being motivated by affordability, -rather then- precision, quality of sound, and accuracy of response. Am I right?If that is the case, Do yourself a favor, and listen to an old Dinosaur. Who has been working professionally as a Musician for over 45 years? I also have to consider PRICE FIRST!Moreover, I also have to depend on my fellow musicians to give a truthful, fair, and accurate review, especially when purchasing an item that is ?Non-Refundable!? Therefore, Here it goes.Believe me fellow percussionists, whether you are a professional, amateur, student, or novice beginner, you will agree, "This Cymbal is the best BANG for your BUCK!"It is crisp, clean. With great response, and can recognize the difference in your touch so precisely, it will lovingly respond in kind, when you affectionately, and gently make love to it with either brush, stick or mallet. Moreover, go ahead and hammer it when that is what is needed. IT CAN TAKE IT! Without losing any integrity of sound quality, or loss of tonal response, or definition.*I hope my honest review helps guide you in making your decision. Remember that; I am also a working musician. I also depend on your honesty and professionalism as well. We are a very special club. Whether you are professional, student, or superstar, we all have one thing in common, a humbling love of music, and the brilliant talent of those giants whom came before us, and guide our paths, and influence our sounds and direction.To my Bothers, and Sisters in PercussionI am yours truly Paroland (Pete)Miami Beach, Florida

 
2.0

Good Price But...

By LoveHatesYou108

from Alliance, OH

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

It's an amazing price. But unless you are just starting out and need a better ride, I would save up a little more and get a different one. It it very think and just doesn't sound very good.

 
5.0

Great cymbal

By Zootownshane

from Missoula, MT

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

I bought this cymbal for 30 bucks in a pawn shop today, when i got home i played it for six hours strait! It is the best cymbal for under 500 bucks i've ever played. i totally reccomend this cymbal!

 
3.0

Not a great cymbal

By RK

from Toronto

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal has a great bell, but besides the bell sounds terrible, with long metallic overtones.

 
2.0

Sounds pretty bad.....

By Raptor323

from Milwaukee, WI

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

This ride is ok for those who are just starting, but if you are looking for a good sound, stay away from this beast. The bell has a horrible ring to it, too. Try upgrading to a B8 Pro, if possible.

 
5.0

You will know me soon

By CBR Drummer

from zeeland, MI

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

I got this cymbal from my cymbal teacher when he sold me his set, am I am simply amazed. I have been hitting hard and playing really fast with this cymbal, and it hasnt dented, cracked or anything, only damage is from nylon tip drumsticks, oterwise this is a nice sounding, extremely durable cymbal, will last a life time.

 
3.0

Great for a beginner or musician on a budget.

By Fixed Drummer

from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

Bell sounds too deep, nice ring for fast/hard hits.

 
1.0

B8 series are cheap cymbals but not a line of nice

By Roberto

from st.cloud,Mn

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

This ride is really cheap if that is what you are looking for. If you are looking for something of more quality and 100% good sound this is not a nice cymbal at all.

 
4.0

Honestly!

By SabianRules07-DvJBc

from Mobile, AL

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

Honestly, some people don't understand the whole reason behind this cymbal. It's a SHEET BRONZE cymbal. Even for its price, it's produced to compete with any sheet bronze cymbal on the market (any others by Sabian, Paiste, Meinl, etc.). It's a fantastic cymbal for the price. The bell is cutting, the stick definition is clean and precise, and the quality is superb. It won't crack under pressure, because it is a heavy-built ride, and YES, it will have overtones. Those overtones are supposed to be drowned by the music. I love it when I tried it, and maybe you should consider it, if you don't mind sheet bronze quality!

 
5.0

Pretty Great

By The Handicaps

from STL

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

This is a darn good cymbal for the price. It does ring quite a bit, but it is really easy to cover up, even with your own drumming, you can't even hear it. I bought it and I am vary pleased.

 
5.0

Pretty good ride for bigginers!

By Adam Jenson

from Forest Lake, MN

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

This ride is well worth the money. It is extremely strong! I have snapped sticks on this thing and it hasn't even dented. It rings VERY long, but you can put some tape on the bottom to fix that problem. I WOULD recommend this cymbal!!!

 
5.0

here it is, straight up.

By saffron

from California

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Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

Ive owned this ride for about 5 years now. Now if you are looking for the epitome of METAL RIDES with a bell to die for look no further. In modern music people don't use rides traditionally using the tip, they crash them with the shank of the stick. This is not how its to be used. You play this ride traditionally. It is quite low in volume but when mic'd who cares. This is for a ride player. Price does not matter on this one. I have all aax and hh on other than this b8 and it is the best purchase out of the whole lot. I will never part from it.

 
4.0

sounds good for the price

By granchism

from saline, MI

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

the bell is not really pronounced. otherwise the cymbal is near perfect.

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