Sabian SBR1811 SBR Series Pure Brass 18-Inch Crash/Ride Cymbal


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Delivering both a full-sounding ride and a penetrating, heavy crash, the SABIAN 18” SBr Crash Ride offers unmatched versatility at a price point that is sure to fit any budget. If this is your first kit, the SBr 18” Crash Ride offers the tonally tight sounds only SABIAN Brass can deliver. It’s the ideal first step for drummers looking to get into their first set of quality cymbals at a great value. With a wide range of models to choose from, SBr is easy to get into. We believe that it's not a question of where you finish − it's where you start. And with SBr, you're on the perfect track to get to where you want to go.

18" SBr Crash Ride offers unmatched versatility at a price point that is sure to fit any budget
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Features hand-guided, high-pressure hammering and traditional hand lathing for quality.
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Let’s face it – at this price point, most manufacturers refuse to put their logo on the starter cymbals they manufacture. But the medium weight and classic profile of this popular model, along with the Sabian logo, lend it instant credibility. And it looks the part too, with deep, large-peen hammering and pinpoint lathing – the same hand-guided, high-pressure hammering and hand lathing that Sabian lavishes on its expensive bronze cymbals. As a result, the decay is fast so you can crash-ride it with confidence, and the bell has a powerful sound – not unlike a much more expensive bronze bell. Stick response is clean and the sound is always lively.


Where you begin as a drummer is important. For that reason, SABIAN has designed SBr cymbals to make your first steps easy and enjoyable. Hammered and lathed, SBr cymbals deliver the tightly focused sounds of pure brass – at a very nice price. And they are available in popular models and sizes. Responding to a universal demand for quality cymbals at all price points, SABIAN introduced SBr in 2009 as a new series of brass cymbals designed to offer improved quality and value for entry level drummers. Produced from a special-formula brass alloy in the SABIAN Vault, the budget-priced SBr is available in a full range of popular sizes and models, each featuring deep, large-peen hammering and pinpoint lathing.


SABIAN Master Product Specialist Mark Love was instrumental in the launch of the popular Brass series: “SBr offers a new, higher quality of brass cymbal and sound for beginner drummers and students. Despite their budget price, SBr cymbals are designed as value-added cymbals that set a new standard of quality at this price point. To guarantee this level of quality, SBr cymbals feature the same hand-guided, high-pressure hammering and traditional hand lathing applied to more expensive professional cymbals. ”


When you get into drumming, it’s not a question of where you’ll finish – it’s where you start. With SBr, you can be confident your sound is powered by pure SABIAN brass. And you’ll sound even better when you choose a “Sonically Matched” set containing cymbals hand-selected by the experts in the SABIAN Vault. The SABIAN 18” SBr Crash Ride is available in the SBr 2-Pack along with 14” SBr Hats. It’s just one more example of SABIAN’s dedication to players seeking affordable quality in their first cymbal purchases.

SBr crash ride with hammering and lathing at a low price.
Deep, large-peen hammering & pinpoint lathing give this SBr a look and sound well beyond its price.

Product Features
  • An effective dual-purpose cymbal for discerning beginners
  • Designed and crafted in the SABIAN Vault
  • Ideal for full-sounding riding or heavy crashing
  • Clean stick response, with lively bell
  • Professional large peen hammering and pinpoint lathing
  • SABIAN Brass delivers tightly-focused sound
  • Smartly and affordably priced for any budget
  • Where you begin matters – Play the best brass!
  • Quality protected by SABIAN 1-Year Warranty


Delivers full-bodied riding and loud crashing equally well

Smartly priced, SBr Brass is in a class of its own

SBr makes your first step into cymbals an easy one

Protected by SABIAN One-Year Warranty