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Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal

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An affordable first crash cymbal.

The Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal's full, penetrating response is bright and loud, exploding with an upward pitch gain for maximum impact.


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SabianB8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal
 
4.2

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great

This cymbal is way beyond any cymbal in this price range. The crash has quick reaction with a cutting sound that dies just as a thin crash should. I have had this crash for...Read complete review

This cymbal is way beyond any cymbal in this price range. The crash has quick reaction with a cutting sound that dies just as a thin crash should. I have had this crash for 7 years and I just felt I should review it before I upgraded and sold this. I have had the 14" paired with a 14" Zildjian ZBT Rock Crash. If you're on a budget, these two crashes sound incredible together. I feel I've gotten my use out of this and will be upgrading to a higher quality thin crash. This is a really incredible cymbal for the cost and even if you're considering buying it, you definately should.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sabian B8 Cymbal.

For my birthday, I had gotten a Ludwig CS Custom Accent Drumset from my aunt. And my cousin bought me the whole set of B8's. I am talking about a splash, a...Read complete review

For my birthday, I had gotten a Ludwig CS Custom Accent Drumset from my aunt. And my cousin bought me the whole set of B8's. I am talking about a splash, a mini china, 2 crashes, hihats and a ride. I loved thse cymbals so much. But the 16" inch crash was my problem. It sounded more like a hihat cymbal or as guitar in disortion. Now it is my last cymbal. My original set up was: The 16" inch crash, the splash, the 18" inch crash, my ride, then china. Now since the 16" inch sounds so bad it is now 18" crash, ride, china , then the splash piggybacked onto the 16" crash. The 14" and 16" sound so different. the 14" sounds like a zildjian while the 16" inch sounds like a hihat. Well im warning you. They last long but sound bad.

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5.0

Great

By Mike Nathanson

from New Jersey

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is way beyond any cymbal in this price range. The crash has quick reaction with a cutting sound that dies just as a thin crash should. I have had this crash for 7 years and I just felt I should review it before I upgraded and sold this. I have had the 14" paired with a 14" Zildjian ZBT Rock Crash. If you're on a budget, these two crashes sound incredible together. I feel I've gotten my use out of this and will be upgrading to a higher quality thin crash. This is a really incredible cymbal for the cost and even if you're considering buying it, you definately should.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great cymbal!

By corps.master

from Jackson, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      Since I'm low on cash, this cymbal is a great buy for the price. It works well with my other crashes, which are Sabian xs20's. It's a great addition to any kit.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wooot! Awsome cymbal!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      i was givin a used 16", and it was beaten up! it had 2 tears and a small crack on the other side! but it still sounded good, very bright and explosive with a medium sustain. well i got tired of it, and i took it to my metal shop class, and cut an inch off all around it with a plasma torch!its now a 14" :0 and after alot of grinding, i took it home and discoverd that it sounds way better!!! cutting it made it alot darker, but im sure i can get another year out of it. so dont throw any cymbal away, just cut it into a smaller one! haha i am definitly going to buy sabian again

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      trash can lids are better

      By jakeliljedrummer

      from celmmons,north carolina

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      I got the 16 inch one for christmas and the first few days they sounded ok but each day they got worse and worse now it sounds like crap.Trash can lids are better then this.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      beginner cymbal only

      By debbie nielsen

      from Canada

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      ok first off this cymbal should only be used for beginners playing by themselves in a basement. its very loud, its very sharp, and to much cutting edge, personally i hate sabian. im a zildjian guy, but i had a 16" and an 18" of this a few years back. compared to my zildjian k custom hybrid 17" crash its decay took like 13 seconds in a quiet room, this cymbals decay was something like 31 seconds. if you have a band DO NOT BUY!!!! its way to loud and its just very annoying.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best deal out there

      By guitarddrumsbassdeanfendergibson

      from Missouri

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      ok overall this is a great cymbal. its got a nice punchy bright projection and decay. i have a 16 inch and these babies can be as good as zxt's maybe even k's or aax's if you know how to use them. I'm sick of all you fags out there saying that they always crack and break. Its called a "THIN CRASH" not made for heavy psycho death metal. the only flaw(minor) is that if you choke it has this ring in the bell that last for like a second. So What????!??!?!?! nobody can hear it but you!!! this cymbal is also really good for fills and snare accents. buy this cymbal!!!!

       
      5.0

      B8 SERIES THIN CRASH CYMBAL

      By JW

      from Richwood, WV

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Personal use

      Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

      Purchased as a gift for my grandson. He has had one similar, and likes this one very well.

       
      5.0

      Sabian Cymbals

      By Fat bennie

      from Eastern, CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Focused Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

        Great cymbal. Sabian has always manufactured superior products. I grew up in the Zyldian age, when nothing but Z's were used. never liked Zyldians, sounded great for a year but then faded in sound and look. Go Sabian

         
        4.0

        Great for the Price

        By drummguy101

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Good bell
        • Very Durable

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Very Loud

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

        This is a great cymbal for a beginner or an experienced drummer on a budget. The 18" has a very trashy sound that to me sounds awesome, this cymbal is not the best for playing live though because it is VERY loud. The 16" is good but it kinda has a pot-like sound to me, It may be cool to someone else but it's not my style. Unfortunately the 18" cracked but I bought these used and I played it hard for over a year so it basically went through the same cycle every cymbal will go through eventually. Overall I would recommend the 18" because it's the best out of the group. Although these aren't very good live cymbals they are one of the best deals around for practice cymbals.

         
        4.0

        I'd buy this product again

        By skip

        from Alabaster, Alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

            I really like this cymbal and the sound it puts out. It really worked good for me and what music I play. (oldies and classic rock)

             
            3.0

            Good for a beginner

            By drummguy101

            from Texas

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            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Lasts forever

            Cons

            • Dull bell
            • Not Responsive
            • Ridiculously long decay
            • Ugly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              Great cymbal to start on but switch to something better eventually.

               
              4.0

              16 inch crash

              By daynne

              from montana

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I used this in a gig for an extra crash (I borrowed it from a friend) and it seems to do all right. I currently use mostly Avedis Zildjian, and while these certainly aren't complex sounding at all, cut through a lot better than the others. It has such a sharp sound. Personaly I would save my money for something a litter bit better. Zildjian ZHT are the best sheet cymbals for the price in my opinion (outside of Paiste's high end stuff) and Sabian XS20 is flat out excellent. Anyway, this was great, I actually even rided it a couple of times. Very loud, it was great for those points when you need to cut through more than the ride. My biggest complaint is that if you hit it hard, as it decays it gives off this super high pitched, almost feedback-like sound; which was very audible to the rest of the band, even though the loud music was still playing. When further away, it disappears, though. All in all it was pretty good. If you put a little tape on both sides of the edge of the cymbal, I've heard that that helps tone it down a bit. Since it's not mine, I haven't done that, though; so I cant say for sure.
              You hit it and it cuts through the mix. It does what it is supposed to do.
              It's a B8 sheet bronze cymbal. I don't know, It's very loud and cuts through VERY well. But, if you are a hard hitter at all, it will probably crack pretty fast.
              For a budget cymbal pack, you can get the most bang for your buck with the B8 packages. I personally prefer Zildjian ZBT, because I am racist when it comes to cymbals:)

               
              5.0

              Sweet.

              By Jonathan-HMNjZ

              from Pinconning, MI

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              This cymbal pretty much rocks. I played hardcore on it for 3 years before it cracked. That's not bad! It also has great tones.

               
              5.0

              Great for drummers on a budget

              By TobyTheAnimal

              from McAdoo, PA

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I have 2 of the 16 inch and one 14 inch, and for the price - you can't go wrong!

               
              2.0

              not incredible

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I bought this cymbal yesterday, because my old cymbal cracked and i needed something cheap. I wasn't happy with the sound it made; too many overtones and overall just not a good sound(in my opinion).If you're considering this cymbal, try the paiste 201 first, they're much more sensitive, and I think they have a much better sound to them.

               
              4.0

              This cymbal is alright

              By jordan-1dHa1

              from Beaumont, TX

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I bought tihs cymbal because it was cheap. I was a little disappointed with the sound but it does fine. it whole up very well. Buy this cymbal.

               
              5.0

              Good for me!

              By 0OkOMWLoI

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I bought the 16 and 18 inch because it came in a pack due to me being a beginner, but i love the cymbals. After playing for a couple months I've decided that maybe I should have gotten heavier cymbals but no complaints with the thin crashes! Great value for the price.

               
              5.0

              Sabian B8 14

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              This cymbal is amazing. Good quality and great sound for a small, light, and CHEAP cymbal. You'd think the bigger rock crash would be better, but this one sounds great. I would buy this cymbal over any other bigger cymbal.(bigger isn't always better)

               
              5.0

              This cymbal rox

              By Trivial_Hatred

              from Ct

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I own the 14" version of the thin crash and it sounds Great I play metal and I use the 14 a lot And This is the best if you're on a budget like me.

               
              5.0

              Best deal out there.

              By blinkdrummer182

              from Chicago, IL

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Sabian B8 Series Thin Crash Cymbal:

              I HIGHLY recomend this cymbal, especialy if your short on cash. There are so many different sounds you can make with it depending on where you hit the cymbal, and what part of the stick you hit it with. I've had this cymbal for about 2 years now and it still sounds like I just bought it. Buy this cymbaly, you wont regret it.

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