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- Apr 5, 2020
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When you say "rework" what does that entail .. hand hammering, lathing, rivets..I agree I think b8 is a untapped great allot for cymbals. Right now I love buying Sabian b8 for cheap and reworking them into something I like. So maybe no one less wanting further the b8 they will stay cheap. But I would sure love to see a zildjian b8 go through a process the kcon goes through. One can dream
just curious. Although I have and have had some classic Zilds and B20 higher end Sabians, there are a couple of B8s I wish i hadn't parted ways with as they played and sounded good as they were. Currently I use 2-14 inch B8X thin crash for my hi hat. I like the bright sound and definitive click they provide and the cost was just over $100 Canadian for the pair. I also had a set of B8 Pro Rock hats that were very good. But I play mainly Jazz and classic Blues now so sold them and stayed with the B8X thin crash for hats. I also have a Sabian 14 inch crash I bought new in 1984. It's not marked as being thin but it certainly is.
It sounds and looks like the Zil A's AZCO produced for Zil
USA and to be honest while it has lots of sound and sustain it's not to my ear the sound I like.. certainly not bright like B8's. Having been playing B8's from their introduction to today, I am always mystified that they were always categorized as an entry level product where I believe they were far better than that.