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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

      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.

      Complex spread with a warm feel.

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

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

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      MeinlHCS Crash Cymbal
       
      4.1

      (based on 89 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (51)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Explosive attack (13)
      • Focused crash (11)
      • Full crash (11)
      • Responsive feel (11)
      • Bright sound (9)

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (9)
      • Accompaniment (7)
      • Practice (4)
      • Metal (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (17), Novice (11)

      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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      5.0

      Matches Well With Other Brands

      By 

      from Benzonia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        I needed a 16" to replace a sabian aax stage crash and this meinl does the job. A+

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        5.0

        Great Cymbal for the Price!

        By 

        from Kannapolis, NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Full Crash

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        I use this cymbal for my dark crash...

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        4.0

        Great cymbal for stacking

        By 

        from Norfolk, Ma

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Full Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            Great cymbal I added it to the Meinl 16 inch china cymbal and they make a great rock/metal trash stack.

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            3.0

            Good sound for the price

            By 

            from Somerset, N.J.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Focused Crash
            • Full Crash

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

              You get what you pay for. Good for practice or someone on a budget.

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              3.0

              Good for practice,not the best sound

              By 

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Explosive Attack
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

              • Flat Sound

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

              I use it for practice while listening to music, it seems durable but the sound isnt the greatest.

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              5.0

              I am very pleased, excellent sound .

              By 

              from Hudson Falls N.Y.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Explosive Attack

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                  I can tell a good cymbal with one hit with a stick, i have a good ear. I can tell where and how it will work for me in my music. Its very clean,dry,fast action,not a lot of overtone which i like.Just the right amount.

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                  5.0

                  Good Priced Cymbal

                  By 

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Explosive Attack

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                  A very cheap and durable cymbal, great for at home practice. Very pleased for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Good overall cymbal

                  By 

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    Very cheap and durable cymbal, great for just practicing at home. Very pleased for the price.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again!!!!

                    By 

                    from Wake Forest, NC

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Focused Crash
                    • Full Crash

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    I use this product for a local band i play in and it works great!

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                    5.0

                    HCS 18" Crash

                    By 

                    from Vacaville, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Focused Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                        Bought this crash to add to my son's new TAMA 5 piece set that came with Meinl HCS 14" hit hat, 16" crash and 20" ride. A beautiful symbol with great quality and craftsmanship...a perfect addition to his set!

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