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Meinl HCS China Cymbal  16 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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      OVERVIEW

      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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      by PowerReviews
      MeinlHCS China Cymbal
       
      4.2

      (based on 21 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (7)
      • Responsive feel (5)
      • Explosive attack (4)
      • Focused crash (3)
      • Full crash (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

      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

       

      Ehh...

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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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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                4.0

                Great product. I would definitely buy again.

                By JR

                from Bristol, CT.

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hard Rock

                  Comments about Meinl HCS China Cymbal:

                  Bought this product for my son. He has been playing for just over a year and loves Linkin Park and other hard rock bands. This cymbal is one of his favorites and provides a great sound when he is rocking out in the basement.

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                  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.

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                    (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

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                    (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!!

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                    (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.

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                    (1 of 4 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)

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