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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (18)
  • Responsive feel (12)
  • Focused crash (5)
  • Explosive attack (4)
  • Full crash (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (7), Professional musician (5)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best value cymbals on the market

By KYMike

from KY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Full Sound
  • High quality

Cons

  • Limited Sizes In Series

Best Uses

  • Beginner
  • Great Backup Set
  • Lessons
  • Rock bands

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

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal

By Pastor Moon

from Truth Foundation Outreach Min. in SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Met Our Church Needs

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

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

    A perfect full set of cymbals at a great price. High quality sound perfect for a small church on a tight budget but definitely looking to have a quality sound.

     
    5.0

    Amazing sound

    By Little Drummer Dad

    from Liverpool, NY

    About Me Child

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        These were recommended by my sons drum instructor so we bought these for my son as a Christmas gift and I have to admit that these are very impressive. From the first ring to the last these are very astounding with their tone. I was expecting a lesser quality cymbal for the price but with him rapping on these like he does he has yet to chip or even show any sign of any type of wear the cheaper ones have shown in such little use. I'm very impressed with them with over all quality, performance and sound! I will definitely be buying more MEINL products in the future.

         
        5.0

        Great Affordable Cymbals!!

        By Jabe

        from Jacksonville, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands

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

          These Meinl Cymbals are of a great value. They are extremely affordable and does the job just as good as many cymbals that cost much more. Great playability and reliability at the fraction of the cost of other high-end cymbals. Go out and get yourself some of these cymbals today! You won't regret it.

           
          4.0

          Solid Beginner Cymbals

          By ATMJess

          from Sunnyvale, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Cost Effective
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beginner Budget Cymbals

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

            These cymbals aren't amazing, but for the price you can't really beat what they are. I teach lessons and when I need to recommend a starter pack for my students, this is what I always recommend. If you're building a beginner's first drum kit, this is a great budget cymbal set for them.

             
            4.0

            Decent starter set, sound has improved with use.

            By Waggs

            from Upper Michigan, the U.P!!!

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I'm a guitar player, but I've known some picky drummers who would bring everything they own to a store, and try cymbals out, to buy matched stuff. Cymbals seemed out of tune to each other (not matched set) played alone, but when hit as hard as you really play in a song, they sound good. Good sound for the price. The more we play them, the better they sound. We are happy.

                 
                5.0

                The cymbals have the explosive crashes I need for my set

                By Timmer

                from Shawano,WI

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Four piece R&R Band
                  • Small Venues

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

                  These cymbals give me the full crash sounds I need to play any type of music. They don't ring forever so I don't have to worry about muffling them with my hands. The Hi-hat isn't the best quality but sounds and works fine for playing in a small band doing cover tunes. Great value for the price!

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By BJ Winata

                  from Palmdale

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

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

                    price is good

                     
                    5.0

                    sound amazing

                    By Benk

                    from Palmdale

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment

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

                      great cymbal

                       
                      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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