Reviews and Problems with Sabian 16 Inch B8 Thin Crash
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5 February 2012
Summary: so I bought a cymbal pack because i needed new high hats and another crash, went to play for a little while, halfway through a song i was covering i noticed something didnt sound right, my cymbal got not one but two inch long cracks in it about 4 inches apart
Summary: This cymbal added a bunch of sound and versatility to my kit's playability. Although it is not a "top of the line" cymbal, it is a quality Sabian crash. It works perfectly for what type of music I play, which requires jazz/funk groove drumming as well as heavier play when it's time to get loud. This cymbal keeps up with it all. With a little bit of practice, you'll find that evoking the sounds you want only takes a good understanding of how to hit this cymbal.
Summary: This was my frist Crash I had to get a new one because I cracked up my old one. I had the other Crash for a good three or so years before it started to crack up. So they are good solid Crashes I like the sound too. Good for the money I had a ZHT and that started to crack before my Sabian here.
Summary: I have two and love them! I play all kinds of music and they sound awesome at any price but the fact that they are so cheap is incredible! I play in a Neil Diamond tribute band and they are extra sensitive for that but I also play mostly metal and they are ALWAYS loud enough. They have such a beautiful tone that dosent get tinny with age like the Zildjian's and Paiste's do and are less expensive to boot, plus are way more durable.
Summary: Like I said, it's okay. You're getting a cheap cymbal. You can't expect it to play like one that costs 3 times as much. The B8 bronze is softer, quieter, and has more overtones than the B20 bronze used in higher end cymbals. However, as cheap cymbals go, I like this better than the Zildjians. If you don't have the money for an AAX, this one will do fine until you do.
Summary: If you want a higher pitch cymbal with fairly quick decay and great quality for less than 80 bucks, look no further, this is a must have. I have this cymbal along with my other crash (16" medium-thin zildjian zht crash), and this cymbal was almost the perfect pitch and sound i was looking for. (4 out of 5 because its a little on the quieter side, at least its much more quiet than my zht crash, but thats probably due to the fact that it has a smaller bell.