Sabian B8 Crash/Ride Cymbal 18 inch Used

For sale is one used Sabian 18 inch (45 cm) crash ride cymbal. Briefly, Sabian is a Canadian cymbal manufacturer. The odd sounding Sabian name comes from the first letters of the 3 children of Robert Zildjian. (Sally, Bill & Andy). Robert split from the Zildjian cymbal family and formed Sabian in 1981. As a long time drummer, to this day, it’s hard for me to tell the difference in sound between similar model Zildjian and Sabian professional line cymbals. The B8 is Sabian’s entry level cymbal. That said, this is not a cheap and easily bendable brass cymbal. It is made of bronze, went through a manufacturing process where it was lathed (cut) and hammered to give it its distinct sound. You can read multiple reviews of this cymbal online and you will find many drummers enjoy the decent sound for its price range. A dual purpose cymbal, I like the ability of it to provide a good ride sound (timekeeping and sustain) and a nice crash sound for accents using one cymbal. Great for gigging when you don’t want to carry a lot of gear.
Personally, I would grade this a step or two above entry level compared to many of the punched-out sheet brass cymbals that are readily available and cheap.
I disappointed some cymbal guys by polishing up some cymbals that I sold. They were NOT happy-so I did not touch this cymbal other than to wipe surface dust off to take the pictures. Patina, surface grime and all other tarnish effects are left intact. The “natural” finish means it’s not highly shiny/polished, nor is it dull. There is not a lot of tarnish on this cymbal. There is no key-holing in the cymbal mount hole. It is used, but not abused. There are stick marks but hardly noticeable-the former drummer must’ve had a light touch.
Since it’s hard to sell a cymbal without hearing it, there are multiple on-line sources to see and hear this cymbal in action.

With the US Mail slower and expensive, even for parcel ground, it cost about $30 to send a 20 inch cymbal from southeastern PA to southern California. Don't let my shipping cost sour a deal. You will pay only exact shipping price to your door.

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Seller's return policy: As is
Listing created Sep 16, 2020

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