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  • MS63 Alloy
  • Specially matched
  • Outstanding quality
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    $66.00 - $115.00
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    $64.99 Best Seller

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      Complex spread with a warm feel.

      The HCS Crash Cymbal has a smooth attack with a medium sustain.

      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
      • Unbeatable value

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

       
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      MeinlHCS Crash Cymbal
       
      4.1

      (based on 74 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (43)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Explosive attack (7)
      • Responsive feel (7)
      • Bright sound (6)
      • Full crash (6)
      • Focused crash (4)

      Cons

      • Flat sound (3)

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (5)
      • Accompaniment (3)
      • Metal (3)
      • Practice (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Novice (4)

      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.

      Reviewed by 74 customers

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      5.0

      Rock cymbals basically!

      By Neil_Smoove

      from Des Moines, IA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Explosive Attack
      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        I thought I would give the HCS a try. I've looked at reviews and demos and did not know what I was gonna get with a brass cymbal. Turns out, this cymbal sounds better than my B8s! These cymbals are definitely for rock and I'm so glad I picked them up (I got the 18" and 16" crash)! I play pretty hard and these withstand all the beating. Give these a try if you love playing along to rock! You won't regret it!

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        5.0

        HCS Crash

        By JoshuaKelleyDrums

        from Hedgesville, WV

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            This cymbal is nothing like the description says! I owned an 18" crash for 3 years of hard-hitting (it survived past three Sabian B8's), and never cracked or chipped once! The only thing that did it in was switching it to my other side (I kept it on the right side of my set). I never had a problem with it until I moved it....maybe I should not do that again- anyway, it's a great cymbal for those short on cash or starting out.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great for the price!!

            By kyleson

            from pittsfield ma.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Explosive Attack
            • Full Crash
            • Great Sound And Quality
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Rock Band

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            this cymbol rocks!!! for the price you cant get better,ive paid more for less quality sound and durability,this is my 1st time trying this brand out and im totally impressed,i also purchased the mcs hi hats and impressed with them as well!! after being really disapointed with zbts (different brand of cymbols)these are my new brand of good sounding cymbols that i will continue to buy!!

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            2.0

            Cheap Material

            By Zombie Genocide

            from Moorhead, MN

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Not Responsive
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

              I bought the 14" about a year ago, and I would say I'm very disappointed. You get what you pay for! It sounds very washy, and doesn't have long enough sustain. Sounds like it's made from very cheap metal. It hasn't cracked or bent yet but it barely even sounds like a crash cymbal. As soon as I get my new Zildjian, this cymbal's going in the trash.

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              5.0

              Big Crash

              By ReturnDrummer

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Explosive Attack
              • Full Crash

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Practice

                Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                Big hard hitting crash. Excellent addition to fill the gap between your ride and smaller crashes.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                very good product

                By lonnie

                from gainesville florida

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Explosive Attack

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                  great price ,superb quality,magnificent sound

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                  5.0

                  more than i expected

                  By hotrod

                  from perry, ga.

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Focused Crash
                  • Nice Tone
                  • Responsive Feel
                  • Very Controlled

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    this is way better than I expected this is my first mienl hcs cymbal but it won't be my last I love the tone and it has a fast decay and don't sound like a cheap piece of tin I love it.

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                    5.0

                    I'M IMPRESSED BY MEINL

                    By DanO

                    from Plymouth NC

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Focused Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    For the money the best cymbal I ever purchased in my 50+ years drumming. Not only is it a good sounding crash when you need to really lay into it but I have been also using it more and more as a light, bright ride. The live recorded sound is good with clarity and a good fairly fast crash and decay. It also has a bright bell sound.I've always believed it's not so much what you pay for a cymbal but what you can get out of it. Every cymbal has it's own characteristics and this one has surpassed anything I was expecting from a lower end cymbal. Excellent choice for someone on a limited budget that needs either a crash or a ride. It is the first MEINL cymbal I've ever owned but it will not be my last (Lord willing)

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                    5.0

                    Great Cymbal!

                    By bricksoup

                    from Arkansas

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Explosive Attack
                    • Great Price
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                      I am an experienced musician, but his was my first ever cymbal to use. I am in a small acoustic 4 peice band. I recently started playing the jdimbe while the other guys diversify our stringed instruments. I decided to buy this cymbal on a whim, to allow us to have a little more fun with our music. Since I am using a hand drum, I use the cymbal in the same fashion. I paired it with the Sound Percussion Double-Braced Boom Stand and it reaches over the drum perfectly. We've only used it for one gig so far, but it has worked great!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      You get what you pay for...

                      By davebag

                      from Richmond, KY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Focused Crash

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Not Responsive
                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Budget

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                      After breaking my 16" MCS Crash I needed a replacement quick and didn't have a lot to spend. I was pleased to get this for the price and as soon as I put it on my set and started playing it, I was disappointed. It's too flat and just sounds like it's made from aluminum...

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