• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Warehouse Sale Top Deals 7-25-14

Meinl HCS China Cymbal 12" 

  • Write a Review
Product #449569
Best Seller

Overview

  • MS63 Alloy
  • Specially matched
  • Outstanding quality
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $52.00 - $115.00
  • Your Savings:
    up to - $50.01
  • New Starting At:
    $2799
Please Select a Style...
  • 18 In

    $64.99 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "18 In", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 64.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 115.00, "salePrice": 64.99, "listPrice": 64.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku449569000193000", "displaySku": "449569000193000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//449569000193000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • 16"

    $52.99 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "16\"", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 52.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 98.00, "salePrice": 52.99, "listPrice": 52.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku449569000016000", "displaySku": "449569000016000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//449569000016000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • 14"

    $36.99 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "14\"", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 36.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 66.00, "salePrice": 36.99, "listPrice": 36.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku449569000014000", "displaySku": "449569000014000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//449569000014000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • 12"

    $27.99 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "12\"", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 27.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 52.00, "salePrice": 27.99, "listPrice": 27.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku449569000012000", "displaySku": "449569000012000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//449569000012000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)

  • (Most Popular)
+ Add to Wish List
See All Meinl China Cymbals
Also Consider
Also consider
      Meinl

      HCS cymbals provide quality sounds at entry level prices.

      The Meinl HCS China Cymbal projects an explosive, brash and bright attack with deep, dark and trashy undertones.

      HCS cymbals are Meinl's entry level cymbal line that combines quality and value. The cymbals are made from MS63 alloy for a warm, harmonic and balanced sound. They offer the best possible sounds at an affordable price.

      Features

      • MS63 Alloy
      • Specially matched
      • Outstanding quality

      Get the most bang for the buck with Meinl HCS. Order today.

       
      Customer Reviews
      Loading....

      Review Snapshot®

      by PowerReviews
      MeinlHCS China Cymbal
       
      4.1

      (based on 16 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A China from Germany?!

      Holy china!! I could not be more happy with this purchase. I bought the 16" china. It has a low and dark tone and fades fast and yet it has somewhat...Read complete review

      Holy china!! I could not be more happy with this purchase. I bought the 16" china. It has a low and dark tone and fades fast and yet it has somewhat of a brilliant sound to it. Its everything a china should be: Trashy, and quick. It's great for metal, death metal, accents, and breakdowns. Also has a great bell. It's simple yet colorful and dark yet bright. UNDERSTAND?! Enjoy your new MEINL China!!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Save your money.

      This cymbal is so horrible the only way i can describe it is this... IT SUCKS. It is not a single bit trashy or dark. If you want a good cymbal do NOT...Read complete review

      This cymbal is so horrible the only way i can describe it is this... IT SUCKS. It is not a single bit trashy or dark. If you want a good cymbal do NOT get this. I made that mistake and i played it once and now I'm gonna sell it. My suggestion... go buy a Zildjian ZHT or ZBT or maybe even a Sabian one. I also heard Wuhan makes BEAST chinas. Trust me. It sounds like a trash can lid... and not the beastly kind of trash can lid. The kind that has rust and is wet and stuff. Another drawback is that it is REALLY quiet. My SUPER muffled bass is about twice as loud as the cymbal. Again, DO NOT BUY. HOWEVER, if you are a beginning drummer who started 3 days ago with some kinda nameless drumset... I recommend for learning purposes. (Honestly)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

       
      5.0

      Great Cymbal

      By ReturnDrummer

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        Excellent added accent. Superior value.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        China is moving up

        By Boomer

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Range

        Cons

        • Too Cheap

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        Great Range

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A China from Germany?!

        By JERIC0

        from Helena, MT

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Nothing at all

        Best Uses

        • Accents
        • Breakdowns
        • Death Metal
        • Metal

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        Holy china!! I could not be more happy with this purchase. I bought the 16" china. It has a low and dark tone and fades fast and yet it has somewhat of a brilliant sound to it. Its everything a china should be: Trashy, and quick. It's great for metal, death metal, accents, and breakdowns. Also has a great bell. It's simple yet colorful and dark yet bright. UNDERSTAND?! Enjoy your new MEINL China!!

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Decent for the price

        By Woody-Z0ElQ

        from North Country, New York

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        I personally would choose this over any other cymbal. The HCS line has been good to me thus far and hasn't broke the wallet. If your to go any cheaper your going to be buying Wuhans and they're hit and miss as I said before. With Zilg your buying the name not the product is what i believe.
        Not as loud as it should be but for small venues its perfect. Anything larger then a bar your probably going to be using cymbal mics anyway.
        Durable for sure. I beat my cymbals relentlessly hasn't dented or cracked actually sounds better then when I pulled it out of the box. Takes a little bit to get it broken in.
        For the price you pay this thing is perfect. I bought the 18in and i love it, I'll probably buy it again if it breaks maybe go up a size. Your next step down would probably be a Wuhan and they are hit and miss.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Save your money.

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        This cymbal is so horrible the only way i can describe it is this... IT SUCKS. It is not a single bit trashy or dark. If you want a good cymbal do NOT get this. I made that mistake and i played it once and now I'm gonna sell it. My suggestion... go buy a Zildjian ZHT or ZBT or maybe even a Sabian one. I also heard Wuhan makes BEAST chinas. Trust me. It sounds like a trash can lid... and not the beastly kind of trash can lid. The kind that has rust and is wet and stuff. Another drawback is that it is REALLY quiet. My SUPER muffled bass is about twice as loud as the cymbal. Again, DO NOT BUY. HOWEVER, if you are a beginning drummer who started 3 days ago with some kinda nameless drumset... I recommend for learning purposes. (Honestly)

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST CHINA I HAVE EVER PLAYED

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        oh man i got this and it sounds so much better them other chinas i have heard and its price is hard to bet and the the cymbal is so strong i have had it for two weeks and there are no marks yet (and im a hard hitter) get this now!!!

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So good, I bought a second one!

        By RustwireDrummer

        from New York

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        I got the 12 inch one free with my Tama Imperialstar kit, and I loved it! It was starting to crack, so I got a 16 inch one and OH MY GAWD talk about a great cymbal for the money! Very powerful and trashy, excellent for metal drummers to ride against or for other drummers as an effect.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Ehh...

        By Whyenrique

        from Chandler

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        I bought this cymbal thinking it was going to be really really awesome but it not all that great but, however its not bad it doesnt really give you that trashy shound but more of a riding crash type thing and its not very loud. If you are looking for that trashy breakdown sound i would go with the wuhan china with rivets.

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Pretty beastin

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        i got the 18 inch cymbal for christmas its a really good cymbal. i dont know about the 12-16 inch ones but im thinkin g about gettin the 12 inch for my set

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Nice & Cheap

        By BREAK ME DOWN!!!

        from Greybull, Wy

        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

        This china is really good i got it with my drum set last summer and it just started cracking last week (but i hit way way too hard) i was pretty bummed about it breaking so i ordered up a new one last night. this china is great ive been playing drums for 2 years and im telling you this is quality for it's price!!!

        Comment on this review

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

        You are changing the Ship-To country.

        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.