Whenever the subject of cymbals comes up, two things come to mind: Zildjian and Sabian. Quick history—Sabian was founded in 1981 in New Brunswick, Canada by Robert Zildjian following a family dispute after the Avedis Zildjian Company was passed down to the oldest brother, Armand. Since then, the two companies continue to be rivals, and are both among the world’s most popular brands of cymbal set manufacturers. Among the popular lines of Sabian percussion is the B8 and B8 Pro, the entry level cymbals that are made of bronze alloy and come in either traditional or brilliant finish. It is said that the difference between the two companies’ cymbals can be distinguished by sound, with Sabian having longer sustain and Zildjian having a faster response, but it all depends on the individual models. There are cymbal sets and pieces available on eBay from reliable sellers in new, pre-loved and vintage conditions that can help out beginners making their first step or avid collectors looking to add to their stash of world-class percussion instruments.