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Rating and Reviews: Sabian B8 16-in Crash

Get a nice, even crash and a smooth sustain with this medium crash cymbal. The B8 alloy -- 92% copper and 8% tin -- gives your crash a brighter tone.

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"You won't get hurt with this cymbal" submitted November 6, 2005

By a customer from peoplepc.com
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Musical Background: hobbyist/semi pro
Music Style: Rock / Jazz
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Sound: Good play-a-bility ! best cymbal in my set . Nice even crash and smooth sustain Feature: Its a cymbal Value: Well worth the money . 30 plus yrs of expieriance says 'BUY IT " Manufacturer Support: never required support in this area .
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"not too impressed" submitted November 12, 2005

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Music Style: metal/ rock
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Sound: it sounds ok. not proffesional, only for begginers i would suggest it. Quality: quality wise i was in a sense disappointed. in about 3 months it began to rust a lot. I don't hit very hard but after about 6 months it got its first crack. Value: if you are under a tight budget i would suggest this but if you can afford something better., dont get it
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"Beginners Only" submitted May 24, 2005

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Musical Background: recording musician
Music Style: rock, blues, jazz, funk
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Sound: sounds like glass breaking Feature: bell is nice, very bright Quality: takes some punishment. only smudges after 9 months of hard playing BUT this is a beginner cymbal. using it has made me appreciate better, more expensive cymbals. recommended for beginners, for veterans, its time to treat yourself to a better crash. Value: good price for beginners Manufacturer Support: ive never had to use support The Wow Factor: looks just like a regular cymbal, sounds mediocre to the experienced drummer
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"Very Good Entry Level!" submitted July 28, 2012

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Sound: with good technique this sounds awesome but has a little overtone. you could probably get away with light riding to! not all cymbals sound the same even if they are the exact same type, they could still sound different. Feature: the crash is nice and the surface is good for light riding, but the bell has sort of a long high pitched overtone that i dont like but it nice. Ease of Use: again... technique, with good technique, it sounds amazing! and keep it loose on the stand or else it will crack easier (that goes for any cymbal) Quality: it is very heavy (along with the rest of the b8 series) and i have used it for almost 2 years and it doesnt have any cracks or anything! Value: definitly the one of the best deals you can get for an entry level cymbal Manufacturer Support: no problems yet! The Wow Factor: this looks great Overall: i have the 16 inch b8 medium crash and it rocks! this was an upgrade from the cymbal that came with my first kit and it was soooooooo worth it! this cymbal is probably the best cymbal you can get for the price! it's sound is good overall and with good technique it shouldn't crack for a while. this is an entry level cymbal so it is not the best out there, but i say it is the best entry level sabian out there (next to b8 pro). i got mine about 1 and 1/2 to 2 years ago and it is still in very good condition, no cracks or anything. (upgrading to an xs20 today!) overall good for any starter!
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