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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal   

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The Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal is a beginner' perfect first crash. This entry-level crash is formed from MS63 alloy for a warm, rich tone. It has a smoot...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Complex spread with a warm feel.

      The Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal is a beginner' perfect first crash. This entry-level crash is formed from MS63 alloy for a warm, rich tone. It has a smooth attack and medium sustain to complement any drum set.

      FEATURES
      • MS63 Alloy
      • Specially matched
      • Outstanding quality
      • Unbeatable value

      This is a great value in a versatile crash. Order today.

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      by PowerReviews
      MeinlHCS Crash Cymbal
       
      4.2

      (based on 102 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (60)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (20)
      • Responsive feel (19)
      • Bright sound (18)
      • Explosive attack (17)
      • Full crash (15)

      Cons

      • Flat sound (11)
      • Not responsive (4)

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (15)
      • Accompaniment (12)
      • School bands (5)
      • Metal (4)
      • Practice (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (21), Novice (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Go HCS!!!

      I got the 16" and it sounds great! It's perfect for what i play. Hardcore metal. I wont buy any other crash cymbal. This is simply the best deal considering the...Read complete review

      I got the 16" and it sounds great! It's perfect for what i play. Hardcore metal. I wont buy any other crash cymbal. This is simply the best deal considering the price and the sound. The cymbal has a really aggressive and explosive attack, perfect for banging on after mowing down those epic fills or for thrashing on, a nice sustain, a sinister dark tone, and best of all, it won't blow a chunk out of your budget. Trust me I know all about that...

      Get this cymbal and you WILL not be disappointed, unless you're one of those darn critiques...

      MUSHROOMHEAD

      Support music and creativity worldwide! Be in a heavy metal band!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Definitely a BEGINNER cymbal. heavy 18 inch Crash... might be better as a ride cymbal.

      I read multiple reviews for this cymbal. Even drummers that have played for years had said it was worth giving it a try. Some went as far as saying it wasn't JUST a beginner...Read complete review

      I read multiple reviews for this cymbal. Even drummers that have played for years had said it was worth giving it a try. Some went as far as saying it wasn't JUST a beginner cymbal, and that it could be be used by anyone at any level...

      I've been playing hard-rock/ alternative rock / heavy metal for over a decade. I put this cymbal right on my drumset, played through practice with it, and was very displeased. It is a heavy cymbal.
      I bought the 18 inch Crash. It cannot be hit repeatedly on it's edge- to get that washy sound that is synonymous with most all rock music. It takes each hit with a dull metal sound underneath. Individual, separate hits have the same effect.

      However, the bow and bell of the cymbal are bright. Again, I bought the 18 inch crash... I might use it as a ride cymbal.

      Goodluck.
      I read multiple reviews for this cymbal. Even drummers that have played for years had said it was worth giving it a try. Some went as far as saying it wasn't JUST a beginner cymbal, and that it could be be used by anyone at any level...

      I've been playing hard-rock/ alternative rock / heavy metal for over a decade. I put this cymbal right on my drumset, played through practice with it, and was very displeased. It is a heavy cymbal.
      I bought the 18 inch Crash. It cannot be hit repeatedly on it's edge- to get that washy sound that is synonymous with most all rock music. It takes each hit with a dull metal sound underneath. Individual, separate hits have the same effect.

      However, the bow and bell of the cymbal are bright. Again, I bought the 18 inch crash... I might use it as a ride cymbal.

      Goodluck.

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      4.0

      Great Buy for price!

      By Macca '64

      from Watertown, SD

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Focused Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        I bought a set of Meinl cymbals for a new small Ludwig drumset and they all sound great, especially considering the price! I record quite a bit and my 14" crash cymbal especially sounds wonderful when recorded.

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        4.0

        I cant wait to buy more of these cymbals!

        By Will

        from Toledo, Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

          I, as well as another drummer, used these cymbals extensively during our high school drumming career, and they sounded great for indoor concerts. These cymbals are also very durable, in the 4 years ive owned my HCS cymbals, i have yet to experience any cracks, chipping, or other defects

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          5.0

          I want to buy more.

          By anna

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Novice

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            Wonderful quality for price.

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            5.0

            Cool Way Cool

            By carlos

            from undisclosed

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fast Sound
            • Focused Crash

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                Within forty eight hours of receiving my HCS 14" crash cymbal, I ordered a second one. Why? Because I liked it so much.

                Now, I'm happy to say that, two HCS 14" crash cymbals are what I rely on every time I'm creating music.

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                5.0

                Awesome!!

                By Weslermania

                from Jasper, Alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                  Bought it for my set for playing around and recording. Sounds great!

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                  4.0

                  Great cymbal for the price!!

                  By James

                  from Charleston, WV.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Explosive Attack
                  • Full Crash

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Metal

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    I play in an old school metal band, The Black Cross Brotherhood. We sound like Metallica meets Pantera, meets Black Sabbath and the Meinl HCS cymbals have a great soplayat their price for the style we play. I am a huge fan of Meinl and will continue to purchase their products.

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                    5.0

                    This Cymbal is great and does the job

                    By Travis

                    from Dallas, Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                      The Cymbal sounds great.....It's more a beginner cymbal but great for practice or even sometimes using to play live shows with. Not bad for the price I own a full set myself of Meinl HCS Cymbals.

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                      5.0

                      Would buy 10/10 times

                      By Johnny Utah

                      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Focused Crash
                      • Responsive Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Rock bands

                        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                        This crash sounds amazing. I've been playing in a rock band for a while now and nothing sounds better with the music we play than this crash. Its sound hits hard and fast and is perfect for any style of play.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent sound! Great value!

                        By Lee

                        from TX

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Bright Sound
                        • Focused Crash
                        • Responsive Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                            Great sound! Excellent value!

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                            5.0

                            Ready already to buy again!!!

                            By Alex

                            from Los Banos, CA

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • Bright Sound
                            • Focused Crash
                            • Responsive Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment

                              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                              I'm new to the drum scene. Taking lessons, but I also look for feedback and reviews. I decided to buy this product after reviews and has to be great if Chis Adler uses Meinl products!! It is an addition to a drum set I bought 3 months ago and will soon replace all the cheap cymbal with these Meinl ones.

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