Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals

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2.8

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Sabian B8 14" Hi Hats. Bronze is the ultimate cymbal metal. For prices that make it easier to build the kit of your dreams, B8 offers a full range of precision-crafted bronze cymbals. Fully hammered and totally lathed to capture the bright, focused, and penetrating sounds of more expensive cymbals, B8 delivers the sound and value of SABIAN bronze quality at the lowest possible prices.

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  • Hi-Hat Cymbals
Series B8
Model 14

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SabianB8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals
 
2.9

(based on 8 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (4)
  • Bright sound (3)

Cons

  • Flat sound (3)
  • Not responsive (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

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    2.0

    Tinny and poor-quality

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    from .

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

      These hi-hat cymbals sound very tinny, especially when closed tight. There is no "chic" sound when they are played. I would recommend something different.

       
      4.0

      best hats to start out with :D

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      from corona,ca

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

        these are great to start with. i like them alot. im surpised at how good the b8 's are. i recommned starting with these. i even recommend them to highly expierienced drummers

         
        1.0

        Not the best

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        from Miami, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

          I would have to say that this Hi-Hat doesn't have a good sound to it. It is so difficult to tune and doesn't have a chick like you hear from pros today. It just sound like two pot lids whether you close it or play with stick. I mean to say they have resonant and no chick. But they would sound good in stores so don't be fooled. I meet other drummers that played this Hi-Hat and they didn't liked it as well!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          disliked the overtones

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          from new york

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          Pros

          • Responsive Feel
          • Solid wash

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

          I have never heard or played on other lower-end hi-hats before, so I suppose I have no authority to deny that they are a great value.

          However, I can say that these were my first hi-hats (so, no frame of reference then) and I somewhat disliked them from the start. They sound good played loose, and have a good wash, but playing them closed is like banging on tin cans. (Good way to reduce the tin can effect is to tilt the bottom one upward a bit, but even then.) You can't really get a good stick chik from them closed, and you have to deal with the abrasive, ringing overtones. This isn't really a huge deal when you're playing with other people, because it gets lost in the mix, but when you're alone? Just awful.

          I didn't realize exactly how much I disliked them until I got sabian AAs, or how nice it is not to hear those abrasive overtones. However, since the general consensus is that they're the best hi-hats in their price range, who am I to argue? They may very well be.

           
          4.0

          B8's

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          from Ashland, Virginia

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Focused Crash
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

            I have been playing drums for about 10 years. I have a mid-quality kit and these are the best hi hats ive had. they sound great and i will keep them until they crack.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty Ok Sound

            By 

            from Los Angeles, California

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

            This Hi-hat is okay. The it looks it awesome, you have to agree on that. The sound is ok. Nothing bad at all though. At a cheap price, this is the perfect for beginners.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Worst sound ever!

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            from WA

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Not Responsive
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

                These hihats are terrible! I bought the pack of sabian B8's when I first bought my drums and I like every cymbal EXCEPT for the hihats. When closed they sound like someone got two tin cups and put them on a stand. They are not loud and the quality is terrible! Definitely get something different!

                 
                4.0

                best way to start off

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                from Portland,ME

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                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around

                  Comments about Sabian B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals:

                  I had an ancient pair of Krut hi-hats my uncle gave me and they weren't good at all...
                  I went to my local music store and brought these cymbals. I've had them for about two years now and i love them. They have a great sound with a surprisingly low cost. I havent recorded anything with them yet but they have an outstanding live acoustic sound. I recommend this to anyone who loves to play drums.

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                  B8 14" Hi Hat Cymbals

                  SABIAN cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase on all SABIAN series except Hand Hammered, which has a 2 year warranty. 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.

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