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Meinl HCS China Cymbal  18 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

      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.

      HCS cymbals provide quality sounds at entry level prices.

      FEATURES
      • MS63 Alloy
      • Specially matched
      • Outstanding quality
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      MeinlHCS China Cymbal
       
      4.1

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      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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      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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      4.0

      Great product. I would definitely buy again.

      By 

      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 

        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 

          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?!

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          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 

          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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST CHINA I HAVE EVER PLAYED

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          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!!!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So good, I bought a second one!

          By 

          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ehh...

          By 

          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.

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          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

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