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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal  14 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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      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 99 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (59)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Focused crash (18)
      • Explosive attack (17)
      • Responsive feel (17)
      • Bright sound (16)
      • Full crash (15)

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (13)
      • Accompaniment (11)
      • Metal (4)
      • Practice (4)
      • Soundtracks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (21), Novice (14)

      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

      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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                        5.0

                        This is an awesome!

                        By Lin Wan

                        from Potomac, MD

                        About Me Child

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Jazz Clubs
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                          The sound is great! My son loves it .

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                          4.0

                          Our daughter loves it !!!

                          By Sydneys mom

                          from Lemont , IL

                          About Me Child

                          Pros

                          • Bright Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                            we use it along with the Tama Cocktail set for our 13year old daughter, she loves it !!

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By Sensei

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Jazz Clubs
                              • School Bands
                              • Small Venues
                              • Soundtracks
                              • Symphonies

                              Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                              I'm using this cymbal as the primary crash on a drum set I am restoring. I couldn't find a better quality cymbal at a better price.

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