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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal   

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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.

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
 
4.2

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (21)
  • Focused crash (21)
  • Responsive feel (21)
  • Explosive attack (20)
  • Full crash (18)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Small venues (17)
  • Accompaniment (14)
  • School bands (6)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • Metal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (19)

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

Great crash!!!

By Brian

from New Orleans, Louisiana

About Me Experienced

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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.

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    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.

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      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

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          4.0

          Quality budget item.

          By Large Arch

          from Paterson, NJ

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          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.

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            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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              4.0

              I cant wait to buy more of these cymbals!

              By Will

              from Toledo, Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Focused Crash
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                I, as well as another drummer, used these cymbals extensively during our high school drumming career, and they sounded great for indoor concerts. These cymbals are also very durable, in the 4 years ive owned my HCS cymbals, i have yet to experience any cracks, chipping, or other defects

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                5.0

                I want to buy more.

                By anna

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

                  Wonderful quality for price.

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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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