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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...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.

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 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flat sound (13)
  • Not responsive (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Small venues (23)
  • Accompaniment (17)
  • School bands (9)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • Metal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Novice (21), 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!

VS

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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Go HCS!!!

By Mushroomheadedme XII

from NC

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Pros

  • Dark Tone
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Very Durable
  • Won't Crack

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Any loud music
  • Beginners
  • Metal
  • Players
  • Pros

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

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!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Crash Cymbal

By Brandon Coff

from Illinois

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Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

Buy this cymbal.
Nice loud crash, it goes well when I crash my meinl ride with it.
I've had this 16inch cymbal for about 6 months now and still hasn't failed to please me. I'm a hard hitter and this crash has withstood alot of beatings and still no cracks. At first I only bought it because I was tight on money, but then I realized it was that bad of a cymbal when it didn't crack really fast.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Crash for beginner to intermediate players!

By tedlenoski

from Pittsburgh, PA

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Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I think the size cymbal you buy is just as important as the sound quality you go for. The 14" crash kinda sounded like an overglorified splash. The 16" and 18" sounded better for what I play which is punk and hard rock. The 18" is a little darker obviously than the 16"
Strong, well-made cymbal that has an authentic sound. I think it is definitely a FAR step up from getting stuck with the cymbal pack you get with your drum set.
I play hard punk and punish this cymbal and it held up like a brick wall. The sound is very loud and some experienced drummers might find them not very musical persay, but they get the job done. On a scale of being tin on a stand to maybe being hand crafted cymbal they are a segway below half.
The price is by far the best thing. You can always depend on Meinl to have a great value price on their cymbals (I have the hi-hats as well).

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Cymbal

By MeinlMaker

from Lebanon, VA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal
    • New band
    • Practice
    • Rock

    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    This is a really good cymbal. It arrived today. I also bought a Sound Percussion Double-Braced Boom Stand. They are a very good combination. The price is well worth it.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Cymbal

    By Corey Graham

    from Washington

    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    The HCS 16" Crash is a great cymbal. It's a nice fast crash. It is definitely worth the price.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Get this!

    By charlie pappas

    from USA

    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    overall good cymbal, wish it was a little louder but just get some mics haha
    Great sound good for beginners to intermidiate players! Great price!
    had this for about a year now still great and im a hard hitter no cracks at all!
    great for the price get this!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Nice!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    I got this for my kit, and needless to say it is perfect for the price. I'll hit the heck outta this thing and not a single crack on it. It's very durable and worth the money. If you have a small budget, GET THIS.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING CYMBAL!!!!!

    By Cameron Peterson

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    I got the 16 inch about two years ago and i love it. i havn't had any problems with it, the sound is incredible. No dents. Very thick and heavy, not thin and light like other brands. All those other people saying this cymbal sucks are mistaken.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    16

    By Cynthia Celeste Miller

    from Parsons, KS.

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    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

    I've been using the 16" crash for a year now and I couldn't be happier. I've played low-end Zildjians, Paistes and Sabians... and none of them held up well to my assault. They cracked within months. This gem, on the other hand, looks (and sounds) as good as new. While it's true that it doesn't sound as good as an MB20, it still sounds extremely good for a low-end cymbal. I'm also getting an 18" HCS crash next week.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great for the price!!

    By john p.

    from pittsfield ma.

    About Me Experienced

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    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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