B8 Bronze Alloy Precise with high energy levels High-tech computerized hammering The Mb8 cymbals prove Meinl’s long-time know-how and competence in manufacturing cymbals out of B8 bronze alloy. They offer the best possible sound of a B8 bronze in combination with an outstanding look and performance. Mb8 cymbals have crystal clear, cutting and explosive sounds. B8 alloy delivers the tightest, most tonally focused and direct sounds of our four bronzes. This means Mb8 cymbals sound very bright, loud, tight and cutting. There is no lush or warmth here. Crashes are fast and punchy, while rides and hats deliver with clarity. Such direct and penetrating sounds – as well as a very nice price – make Mb8 a favorite for rock and metal. The Mb8 16″ Medium Crash provides an aggressive, energetic sound with shimmery highs and a responsive feel. Powerful attack with medium sustain.