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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal   

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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 ...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      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 77 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (43)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      82%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Explosive attack (8)
      • Responsive feel (7)
      • Bright sound (6)
      • Focused crash (6)
      • Full crash (6)

      Cons

      • Flat sound (6)
      • Not responsive (4)

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (5)
      • Accompaniment (3)
      • Metal (3)
      • Practice (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (12), Novice (5)

      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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      3.0

      decent cymbal for the price

      By 

      from Greeley, CO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        It's a nice cymbal, good quality just no sustain whatsoever and flat.

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        2.0

        Good for the Price

        By 

        from Gainesville

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Focused Crash
        • Punchy Dead Sound

        Cons

        • Almost No Sustain
        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Boothsoundroom

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        Good for the price.

        Makes for a great complementary cymbal to accent and spice up the sound of better sounding cymbals.
        Has a quick punchy crisp sound with close to zero sustain. I have also found that acts as a good splash cymbal

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        2.0

        You get what you pay for

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        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Not Responsive
        • Sounds Like A Toy

        Best Uses

        • Beginne Drums

        Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

        This might be one of the more affordable cymbals for sale, but the very first time you hit it you will understand why.

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        5.0

        Rock cymbals basically!

        By 

        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

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          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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              5.0

              great for the price!!

              By 

              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 

              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

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                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 

                  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 

                    from perry, ga.

                    About Me Experienced

                    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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