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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal  20 in.

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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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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.

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  • 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
 
4.2

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (25)
  • Focused crash (25)
  • Responsive feel (24)
  • Explosive attack (20)
  • Full crash (18)

Cons

  • Flat sound (12)
  • Not responsive (4)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (21)
  • Accompaniment (16)
  • School bands (8)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • Metal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Novice (20)

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...

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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

Crash Cymbal

By Vic

from Fayetteville NC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

Great cymbal for novice players

 
5.0

Awesome Purchase!

By rdobson62

from Fremont, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

      This cymbal was an awesome purchase for the money. This was my first Meinl purchase and I will be replacing all my cymbals soon. Very, very happy and would highly recommend this brand and purchase, you guys rock!

       
      5.0

      This cymbal is perfect for small venues

      By Nasseh

      from Downey, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Focused Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small churches
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        I use this cymbal at my church. And this cymbal is perfect for the room that we are in which isn't that big. The sound is soft on the ears and isn't overbearing whatsoever. A great buy!

         
        4.0

        product serves it's purpose

        By bigblueowx

        from virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Focused Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

          bought for church drums

           
          4.0

          hcs crash cymbal

          By bigblueowx

          from central va

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            great price

             
            5.0

            Great crash!!!

            By Brian

            from New Orleans, Louisiana

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

              This is a great cymbal for the hard hitting drummer.

               
              5.0

              This is a good sounding cymbal. They did a fabulous job.

              By Christian Powell

              from Fredericksburg VA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Explosive Attack
              • Full Crash

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                I just got this cymbal for my birthday and I like it because I am building my new set and I am excited to use it. I play for church choir.

                 
                5.0

                Would buy again

                By Matt

                from Baldwin City, KS

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Explosive Attack

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                    Great cymbal for the money

                     
                    4.0

                    Quality budget item.

                    By Large Arch

                    from Paterson, NJ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Full Crash
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live Rock Venue

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                      For the budget conscious player, this is a nice option. For the money, this is a great option to supplement your cymbal package.

                       
                      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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