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Sabian B8 20" Ride Cymbal

Add a smooth, versatile 20-inch ride to your drum kit. The Sabian B8 ride cymbal blends bright tonal response with crisp stick definition and a cutting bell. (46) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Crisp stick definition, cutting bell, and bright tonal response blend to create a smooth, versatile ride.

When the initial pouring of molten bronze was cooled, rolled, and hammered to create the first Sabian cymbal in 1982, little did the world realize what a formidable success Sabian Ltd. would become. For those familiar with Sabian's dedication to producing the finest instruments possible, this rapid rise in popularity came as no surprise.

Within a decade, cymbals, gongs, and percussion instruments bearing the Sabian ringed logo were the choice of many of the world's leading drummers and percussionists. Today, Phil Collins, Jack DeJohnette, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy, Evelyn Glennie, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, and many more major players are members of the international family of drummers and percussionists affiliated with Sabian.

Their cymbals are crafted with an unparalleled degree of musical quality from the purest and most durable bronze alloys and offered at the fairest possible prices, ensuring acceptance and satisfaction with players of all styles of music and all budget levels.

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As Sabian artists top the charts, the company's reputation for producing high quality, innovative instruments sees Sabian consistently topping both consumer and dealer popularity polls. Modern Drummer magazine readers voted Sabian #1 Most Innovative Cymbal Company and #1 Most Consumer/Service Oriented Cymbal Company, while rocketing sales in over 100 countries have made Sabian the world's leading choice of cymbal.

Tradition joins innovation as a key factor in this success. With the HH Hand Hammered Series, Sabian is the only major company producing cymbals that are hand hammered in the ancient Turkish manner a craft imported from Istanbul, the traditional home of cymbal making. Sabian takes special care to ensure that every cymbal in their 7 different series is skillfully crafted to meet their superior standards of quality.

Though still a young name, Sabian has rapidly become a key part of cymbal making history, assuming a lead position by combining innovation and tradition to show the way for cymbal making in the future.

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 42012
Sabian Warranty ´╗┐All Sabian cymbal series are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years from original date of purchase. A 6-Month Warranty applies to 'Solar by Sabian'. Cymbals replaced under our North American Warranty will be shipped only to an address in the U.S. or Canada.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-81-SABIAN
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Sound: I've been drumming for about a year and a half. I bought this cymbal about 2-3 months ago and im stil very impressed with it. it's been good for pretty much everything i've used it for. Value: this is a great value. I'm not exactly a guy with a lot of money, but I definetly owuld suggest it to any begginer or somebody who can't afford an expensive ride, i think this is probably the best quality you will get for this price. Overall: Now I'm not even thinking about getting a new ride. I have other things that im looking forward to. It is holding up good and i plan on keeping it for now.
Style of Music: metal/ rock
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"Sabian 20inch B8 Ride Cymbal Review"
Sound: It is a fairly heavy ride. Virtually no wash at all; I would never use it for jazz, or any other music on the softer side. Very clear stick definition, does exactly what you want it to. Can go from soft to loud and back down very quickly. Very, very good sound for the price. Feature: Didn't come with anything but the actual cymbals. It would have gotten 10 for this if it had come with spare felts and cymbal sleeves... Ease of Use: Its no 'easier' to use than any other cymbal. It is quite easy to control though, and does not have a complex sound. A beginner can get a great sound out of it. Quality: Very strong, has a natural finish. From talking to other people, I've heard this finish can corrode fairly easily if the cymbal gets wet. Sabian have great factory testing for quality, so I have no worries there. Value: Very good value; one of the cheapest rides on the market, and sounds comparable to many more expensive heavy rides, such as Zildjian Z Rides. Manufacturer Support: Sabian has already given me great support. The Wow Factor: Based on the range of cymbals available, I wouldnt say it has 'sex appeal'. With Zildjian K and A customs, and Ks and As, and Sabian HHX and HH out there, I think this 'sex appeal' would be reserved for those. However, if I had to choose between it and say, a Zildian ZBT Ride, I would definately go with the B8. Overall: I used it for about 4 years before I replaced it. The replacement was due more to the change in my playing; I moved into jazz and world music. I bought it in a B8 Peformance Pack, with 14 hats, 16 and 18 crashes and this ride; along with the 18 crash, it was my favourite cymbal of the lot. For a beginner, or for someone short of cash to buy an expensive, upmarket cymbal, the B8 20inch Ride is the best on the market.
Style of Music: Jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian. Also, Breakbeat and Pop/Rock. Most styles.
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