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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal  16 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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (29)
  • Focused crash (26)
  • Responsive feel (26)
  • Explosive attack (21)
  • Full crash (20)

Cons

  • Flat sound (13)
  • Not responsive (4)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (23)
  • Accompaniment (16)
  • School bands (9)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • Metal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Novice (20), Child (3)

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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1.0

waste of time

By Dude

from Tampa FL

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Pros

    Cons

    • a weak cup of tea
    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

      I have a set of ZBT cymbals already and wanted to add some extra sound to my kit. Bought the 18' HCS hit it a few times and took it down. It wasn't louder or sounds as good as my 16. In short if your looking for big good sound. Don't waste your time with these.

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By El jimmy

      from Dallas tx.

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      Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

      More than i spected

       
      5.0

      Hcs crash cymbal 14 in

      By Dylan

      from Dryden Michigan

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        Great sound for the price

         
        5.0

        Great cymbal - Low price

        By BB

        from Bucyrus, OH

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

          I've owned a few Meinl cymbals through the years and there definitely is no better affordable crash than these. I ordered the 14" this time and am very pleased with it so far. They last much longer than many of the cheap t .u .r .d .s (MF literally censored that word!?HA) I've purchased over the years but I suppose I'll have to withhold judgement on that aspect till more time and punishment has come. It's not super bright which I prefer. It's thick and sturdy which is great for heavier music styles. No need to be afraid of really hitting them. I will definitely continue to buy these and urge others to give them a try.

           
          4.0

          Solid small crash cymbal

          By Dwils119

          from Indianapolis, IN

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

            If you're needing a smaller crash cymbal to add to your repertoire I'd consider picking up this Meinl HCS 14" crash. Not spectacular but definitely solid.

             
            4.0

            A good start for my 5 year old

            By bassmanbob

            from Marshfield, Wi

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            Pros

            • Bright Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                This works perfect on my 5 year old starter drum set. It is a much better quality than what originally came with his drum set.

                 
                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

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                    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

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