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Meinl HCS China Cymbal  14 in.

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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 c...Read More

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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
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MeinlHCS China Cymbal
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (13)
  • Responsive feel (11)
  • Explosive attack (7)
  • Full crash (5)
  • Focused crash (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (7)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (5)

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...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!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Sound, but Chips Easily

I like the sound, although it chips SUPER easy, the first chip on the cymbal came in my first month using it. It's good for practice but I would not recommend it for...Read complete review

I like the sound, although it chips SUPER easy, the first chip on the cymbal came in my first month using it. It's good for practice but I would not recommend it for gigs.

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5.0

Good sound

By colt

from New London, IA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

    best use ifs for heavy music

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    5.0

    NICE

    By Peg

    from St. Augustine, FL.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal use

      Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

      I purchased the 18" HCS China Symbol.I was looking to add some symbols to my home kit for practice.
      It has good sound. this purchase was what I wanted for my needs.

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      5.0

      I LOVE THIS CHINA CYMBAL!

      By ANTONIO BARRERA (PATO KNOX)

      from LAREDO, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

          I PLAY TRASH METAL AND THE SOUND IS VERY BRIGHT! FAST, AND SUSTAINED!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good Sound, but Chips Easily

          By GnarlyNachos

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

          • Chips Easily

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

          I like the sound, although it chips SUPER easy, the first chip on the cymbal came in my first month using it. It's good for practice but I would not recommend it for gigs.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Big Al

          from New York, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

            Great china cymbal for the price! Nice Sound!!

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            4.0

            I would recommend this to a friend

            By Big Al

            from New York, NY

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

              Great cymbal for the price!! Very nice sound!

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              5.0

              I would recommend this product.

              By Benk Joseph Winata

              from Palmdale, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Symphonies

                Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

                Great Product!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent product and price, will buy again

                By scyoung

                from jacksonville, fl

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment

                  Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

                  It works good, I am learning and meets my needs.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is the bomb

                  By Bullets and broadheads

                  from Staunton va

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Explosive Attack
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

                      This cymbal is my favorite cymbal I own and I own a lot

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                      4.0

                      Everyday War wants this product

                      By Element Man

                      from Birch Run, MI

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

                        I use the product in my metal band. It has a nice after-ring sound.

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