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Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash   

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The Meinl HCS Cymbal Set is a perfect replacement of worn out beginner-level cymbals or an economical way for a casual drummer to outfit a backup kit...Read More

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This basic cymbal set from Meinl offers great balance and quality at a great value.

The Meinl HCS Cymbal Set is a perfect replacement of worn out beginner-level cymbals or an economical way for a casual drummer to outfit a backup kit. This pack features a bright and articulate set of medium weight 14" HCS Hi Hat Cymbals and a full-bodied and penetrating 18" HCS Crash Ride Cymbal. In addition, the set includes a free 14" HCS Crash Cymbal that offers a warm attack with a quick decay.


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SPECIFICATIONS

HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash

  • 14" HCS Hi-Hat Cymbals
    18" HCS Crash/Ride Cymbal
    14" HCS Crash Cymbal
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MeinlHCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (12)
  • Responsive feel (8)
  • Focused crash (4)
  • Full crash (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (5)
  • Accompaniment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best value cymbals on the market

I've been using more expensive Meinl cymbals for years on my kits. I needed a cheap set for my sons birthday, as we were getting him his first kit. Even for such a...Read complete review

I've been using more expensive Meinl cymbals for years on my kits. I needed a cheap set for my sons birthday, as we were getting him his first kit. Even for such a low price, these Meinls did not disappoint. These are so much better built than the competition. The lower lines of the two other main brands are cheap and flimsy feeling, keyhole easily, and sound harsh. But these HCS cymbals are built much, much better. I HIGHLY recommend these for first cymbals, as you will get exponentially longer life from them than other brands at twice the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad except for the crash

Wanted a cheap cymbal set for an open mic that I host, so I got this set. High hats and ride are decent, but the free 14" crash is total garbage....Read complete review

Wanted a cheap cymbal set for an open mic that I host, so I got this set. High hats and ride are decent, but the free 14" crash is total garbage. Hardly any crash sound, and what is there is completely overpowered by a lower overtone.

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4.0

Better sound than I expected at that price.

By BJL Drummer

from New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • I bought this cymbal pack for use at my church.
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

    Needed a set of affordable cymbals for the vintage drum kit at my church. I tried these cymbals for the first time today, very pleased with the sound. The ride/crash is very bright and responsive, the 14" hats sound great. The "bonus" crash is a little too mid-tone for my taste, could be brighter but still serves the purpose well enough. Can't beat 'em at that price!

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    1.0

    reviewing video, drum perforformance, cancels out cymbals

    By Thumper

    from Oregon

    Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

    I was reviewing the cymbals for purchase. I had no interest in a drum solo.

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    4.0

    Ya win some...

    By Meh. Decline.

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • OMG you guys. The Hi-Hats. Eeeeeeee!!

    Cons

    • Not really paired well in my pack specifically

    Best Uses

    • Garage practice til u totally don't suck anymore
    • School Bands

    Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

    Hats are incredible. The sounds I've always wanted. The 14" crash is like a heavy dark splash more than a crash. 18" ride/crash isn't spectacular at either role, but the bell is quick and chirpy. And the ride does have one specific sweet spot where the sound is bright and carries and isn't washed out. And that spot is dead-on the HCS logo. Well played. I'm still happy and excited about this purchase.

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    5.0

    Great product. Very good build quality and excellent value.

    By AJ

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Build Quality
    • Durability
    • Responsive Feel
    • Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Rock bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

      I bought this cymbal pack after extensive research and reading over different different reviews and I am very happy with the purchase. These cymbals are constructed very well and have a nice sound. They more than serve their purpose as a cymbal set to a practice drum set, great for gigging as well. Excellent value, highly recommend.

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      5.0

      Great Starter Cymbals!

      By Pj

      from Yuba City, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

        I bought these to accompany the free Pearl Cymbal that came with my Roadshow Drum set. They are a good sounding set of cymbals and are a decent price. The Hi-Hat is extremely better than the free ones from Pearl. I will be a Meinl fan forever!

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        5.0

        Great product for the price!

        By K.T.Butler

        from Spencer MA.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

          Great value for these cymbals. Crisp, clean sound and good responsiveness to light to heavy playing.

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          5.0

          Great value

          By Mike

          from Greensboro nc

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

          First set for our son. ..great quality sound for the money...his teacher was very pleased.

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          3.0

          Great Buy Great purchase

          By Tommyboy

          from Sandown NH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

            Great purchase price for a beginner set . I love the sound ... Great price ... Great sound :)

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            5.0

            Love them

            By Duckie425

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice kit

              Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

              I originally purchased for church kit. But, I share the church kit with a more experienced drummer who took the liberty of adding even more cymbals, etc. So, instead of returning them, I opted to keep them for my practice set at home. I am glad I did! I love them. I my opinion, they have really upgraded the sound of my kit.

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              5.0

              Surprisingly good quality.

              By Joe

              from Tampa Bay FL

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with Free 14 Inch Crash:

                  Got these for my wife who wants to learn drums. I'm bass player so I'm no expert, but have been around enough drums to know what they should sound like and these sound great. Keep in mind what you're paying and you won't be disappointed. I was expecting paper thin metals and trash can lid sound but these are way more than bargained for.

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