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Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal 18 In 

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The Meinl HCS Crash Ride Cymbal articulates a clean stick response with a full-bodied and warm sound with a washy ping and a complex spread. Explosiv...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Great double-duty cymbal.

      The Meinl HCS Crash Ride Cymbal articulates a clean stick response with a full-bodied and warm sound with a washy ping and a complex spread. Explosive sound when played as a crash.

      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

      A great value in a big-voiced cymbal. Order today!

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      MeinlHCS Crash/Ride Cymbal
       
      4.6

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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            Most Liked Positive Review

             

            Excellent buy for ALL levels of xp!

            This is the best possible buy for a ride/crash cymbal. The price is great, the cymbal quality is top notch, and it sounds like a name brand. I've 26 yrs xp in...Read complete review

            This is the best possible buy for a ride/crash cymbal. The price is great, the cymbal quality is top notch, and it sounds like a name brand. I've 26 yrs xp in drummin and only buy Name brand cymbals for the obvious quality reasons. I've been playing the same set of zildjans (7 cymbal set)for 16 yrs and I wanted an extra cymbal for my backup drum kit. This is a great buy. Don't pass it up if you are looking for a good sounding ride/crash!!!! I play all types of music in many different bands from speed metal to folk rock and this cymbal sounds great with them all and have no problem playing live and recording with it.

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            Most Liked Negative Review

             

            Do you play loudly? Then don't buy this.

            I've always been impressed by AA Meinl's higher quality lines, and I figured a lower model would help the wallet as well as add a nice sound to my kit. I play mostly...Read complete review

            I've always been impressed by AA Meinl's higher quality lines, and I figured a lower model would help the wallet as well as add a nice sound to my kit. I play mostly punk/hardcore and tend to break crashes pretty regularly, so sheet cymbals are a "good enough" option for me. This is probably the worst cymbal I've ever purchased. It's quiet and has no crash or ride qualities, minus a decent bell that I won't ever use. If you play quieter music I wouldn't even recommend it, as it has no swelling or dynamic quality. I spent 20 smackaroos less on a Zildjian ZBT Rock Crash and don't regret it.

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            4.0

            Good Value

            By vindiddle

            from Pompano Beach, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                  This is a great cymbal for the price.
                  Sounds good as a light, dry ride. Pleasant mellow crash. Pingy bell. Super entry level
                  hobby or pro practice studio applications.

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                  5.0

                  For Beginners/Just Something Different

                  By kdrumm

                  from Gilbert, AZ

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                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Focused Crash
                  • Pingy
                  • Responsive Feel
                  • Washy

                  Cons

                  • Decays Quickly
                  • Quiet

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    I have this cymbal, and use it like it should - as a crash/ride. I have to say I love it, but I miss two things that I get with my Paiste PST5s that I don't get here: the pingy and washy feeling of my ride, and the explosive attack from my crash. This beauty tends to blend them that gives a unique sound that I like occasionaly, but in other times, when using it for just one of the 2 purposes in the name, I find that it lacks, but this should be expected from a middle-quality crash ride. Overall, good job Meinl!

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                    2.0

                    Do you play loudly? Then don't buy this.

                    By cleanface

                    from Providence, RI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Looks Nice

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound
                    • No Attack
                    • No Sustain
                    • Not Responsive

                    Best Uses

                    • Beginner

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    I've always been impressed by AA Meinl's higher quality lines, and I figured a lower model would help the wallet as well as add a nice sound to my kit. I play mostly punk/hardcore and tend to break crashes pretty regularly, so sheet cymbals are a "good enough" option for me. This is probably the worst cymbal I've ever purchased. It's quiet and has no crash or ride qualities, minus a decent bell that I won't ever use. If you play quieter music I wouldn't even recommend it, as it has no swelling or dynamic quality. I spent 20 smackaroos less on a Zildjian ZBT Rock Crash and don't regret it.

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                    5.0

                    love it

                    By drumrguy67

                    from Idaho Falls, ID

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Least Sustaine Ever

                    Cons

                    • Not A Very Good Crash

                    Best Uses

                    • Ride

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    LOVVVVEEEEE It! this is the best cymbal ive ever had but mostly cause ive only had stock cymbals and a cracked sabian ride but i still love it. i use it as acrash and i agree its not the best crash but its got a nice ringy soud that i want and it looks beautiful. im defanitly gonna switch to this brand cause they got good products and you never see anyone with all meinl cymbals

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A ride like rain

                    By JERIC0

                    from Helena, MT

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Great Ride
                    • Responsive Feel
                    • Sounds Like Rain

                    Cons

                    • Bad Crash

                    Best Uses

                    • Metal
                    • Practice
                    • Rock

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    The title of this cymbal is misleading!! This is definately a ride. Not a crash. It has a low and dark tone and a bright bell. It somewhat sounds like rain, which to me is what a ride should sound like. I got the 18" and couldn't be happier!! Enjoy your new MEINL ride!!

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good But Not As Good As A Crash And A Ride Separat

                    By Jacob Coite

                    from Jacob Coite

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    Very good but i perfer to do them sepreately.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    HCS crash ride

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    this is a great crash ride cymbal,me as a drummer i prefer crash rides to regular crashes because of the long sustain and the washy ping, if u are looking for a complete cymbal package, buy this cymbal and the HCS 20" ride and the HCS hi-hats, great cymbals for the people that dont hav parents that get a 20,000 a day salary.

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By Pray_2_Peart_2112

                    from California

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    This cymbal sounds much more like a ride than a crash. It crashes okay, but if you want a cymbal to crash with, get a true crash. The ride sound is very good though. The bell sounds excellent, and so does the rest. USE NYLON TIPPED STICKS! It will make any ride sound 10x better!

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Filler

                    By JarrettP

                    from South Carolina

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    I have the 18". When it first came in.. I hated it. I didn't think I would ever use it, but once I got used to it, I realized it sounds really good for fills. I didn't know what to expect out of it when I got it, but my friend says it sounds just like a crash ride is supposed to sound like. So maybe I just don't like them too much.

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                    5.0

                    Ummmmm...

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal:

                    When i got this cymbal i thought it would sound more lie a crash than a ride. It is used better as a ride than a crash. For the longest time i used it for a ride until i got a TRUE ride.

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