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Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal 18 in.

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The Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal blends explosive crash power with full, wide-open ride response. Medium.

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The Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal blends explosive crash power with full, wide-open ride response. Medium.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
North American Warranty Sabian cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase on all Sabian series except Solar by Sabian which has a 6 month warranty period If after inspection by Sabian personnel it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge. To obtain warranty service, ship the cymbals prepaid along with a copy of the dated proof of purchase to the following; In the USA. Sabian Inc, 100 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA. 02050 Please call 1-800-81-SABIAN and request an RA # Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and return shipping. The above pertains to Sabian cymbals purchased in North America. As warranty laws vary from country to country, you will need to check with the dealer where you purchased the cymbal for warranty details in any country outside North America, as the warranty is administered by the Sabian distributor in the respective country. Warranty replacements for cymbals purchased in Canada and the USA can not be shipped outside the USA and Canada.


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SabianB8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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OK in a Pinch

An OK budget instrument, the B8 Crash Ride is nonetheless not without "issues". It's bright and reasonably well-defined, but as other reviewers have noted, it builds pretty quickly and gets...Read complete review

An OK budget instrument, the B8 Crash Ride is nonetheless not without "issues". It's bright and reasonably well-defined, but as other reviewers have noted, it builds pretty quickly and gets rackety if you ride it away from the bell. Some have found this cymbal surprisingly loud, but I have found the effect has less to do with volume than with uncontrolled overtones--especially when crashed this cymbal has an overtone that SHRIEKS. The audience may not always pick it up, but the shrillness is not pleasant when the cymbal is only two feet from your ear. So basically, you get what you pay for--a serviceable, durable piece that won't embarrass you but that isn't likely to remain in your setup once you have a few more bucks to put toward cymbals.

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It really depends....

This cymbal (in my opinion) is truly a double edged blade.. It's good for the price obviously, and the quality of the crash part of it is decent, but you can't really...Read complete review

This cymbal (in my opinion) is truly a double edged blade.. It's good for the price obviously, and the quality of the crash part of it is decent, but you can't really use this as a reliable ride. If you're hitting it even just a little too hard, the ride sound will start to get a bit washed out by the crash. The bell on it could sound a bit better as well. But if you are really low on cash and need both, and you feel like you can get a little lower quality I'd go for this cymbal. It really just depends on your needs, standards, and budget for getting a new cymbal.

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

OK in a Pinch

By hojji

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

An OK budget instrument, the B8 Crash Ride is nonetheless not without "issues". It's bright and reasonably well-defined, but as other reviewers have noted, it builds pretty quickly and gets rackety if you ride it away from the bell. Some have found this cymbal surprisingly loud, but I have found the effect has less to do with volume than with uncontrolled overtones--especially when crashed this cymbal has an overtone that SHRIEKS. The audience may not always pick it up, but the shrillness is not pleasant when the cymbal is only two feet from your ear. So basically, you get what you pay for--a serviceable, durable piece that won't embarrass you but that isn't likely to remain in your setup once you have a few more bucks to put toward cymbals.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You might call me crazy, but........

By J.D.

from Taylor, MI

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

I use either all Zildjian A customs or Paiste signitures and I yet I still keep this cymbal in my set up. If you're looking for a crash/ride I wouldn't suggest this, but if you need a very durable, loud, and dark crash, this could be what you need. Yes there are better crashes out there, but even though I could easily get a "better" cymbal, I'd buy this one again if I cracked it. I've been jamming on this one for 3 years and not one crack or bend. I highly suggest it. Especially to begginers. Hope I convinced some one to buy a very nice cymbal. Peace.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great explosive ride!

By Drum guru

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

The 18" is a great all-around cymbal. It has a fairly sweet ping with a quicker decay. This bell does not sound the same as the body, which is nice in different sound perspective, however it is fairly quiet. This cymbal is a GREAT alternative to big flashy, overpriced crash/rides. And living up to its other half, it is a great dark, explosive crash. I've beaten on this for 5 yrs and it is very well intact. Terrific first or addition cymbal!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It really depends....

By Adam

from Lafayette CA

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal (in my opinion) is truly a double edged blade.. It's good for the price obviously, and the quality of the crash part of it is decent, but you can't really use this as a reliable ride. If you're hitting it even just a little too hard, the ride sound will start to get a bit washed out by the crash. The bell on it could sound a bit better as well. But if you are really low on cash and need both, and you feel like you can get a little lower quality I'd go for this cymbal. It really just depends on your needs, standards, and budget for getting a new cymbal.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

B8 Crash/ Ride

By Kevin

from Ijamsville, MD

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This is a great starter cymbal, i owned one for 3 and a half years. I recently bought an 18" B8 Medium Crash and it actually sounds the exact same as my crash ride so i had to buy a new ride cymbal. This cymbal is and excellent crash cymbal and sounds fine as a ride but it doesn't have much ping to it. Overall its a great cymbal but its a better crash than ride.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal

By SnareMan420

from New York, NY

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal is a great crash, but thats about it. Any attemp of me using it as a ride usually doesn't long because it overpowered everything else, as well as the sustain being too long. While that makes it a poor ride, it also makes it a good crash.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Cymbal Is Great Until...........

By .

from Latham, New York

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This Cymbal was a great cymbal until it cracked on the end of the cymbal. I recommend this cymbal to begginers, and mabye peple who are active players. Overall this was a great cymbal until it cracked, so don't be surprized if it does crack.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Anialates others

By drumlover09

from Elyria, Ohio

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This crash ride is great for even pros. I have the 18 inch an it is worth it. The sound is crisp and crash is great. So I recomend this cymbal, and they are not kidding when they say it sounds like an expensive cymbal!So buy it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

b8 sabian crash ride symbol

By ROCKER GUY

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

This symbol is a awsome starter symbol. Not one of the best but very cheap... If you are more expierienced than you should go with probably a zildjian crash ride symbol.

 
4.0

good crash decent ride but not for long

By maggot4life

from indianapolis in

Comments about Sabian B8 Series Crash Ride Cymbal:

this is a reslly good crash and a decent ride but after you play it for a wile, the ping ride sound starts to lose itself. it is amazing to crash ride on but not ride.

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