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Meinl HCS China Cymbal   

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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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      by PowerReviews
      MeinlHCS China Cymbal
       
      4.2

      (based on 20 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (6)
      • Responsive feel (4)
      • Explosive attack (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (3)
        • 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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      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

      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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        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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                  (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!!!

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