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Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons   

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MEINL HCS brass cymbals are made from MS63 alloy for a warm, harmonic, and balanced sound. This durable pack is designed with the beginner in mind to...Read More

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MEINL HCS brass cymbals are made from MS63 alloy for a warm, harmonic, and balanced sound. This durable pack is designed with the beginner in mind to provide a well-balanced array of cymbal sizes that allows for sound exploration while developing skills.

HCS series cymbals deliver consistent excellent tones with just the right amount of sustain. This value pack includes a FREE 10" splash, a FREE pair of Pro-Mark5A sticks, and a coupon code for three free lessons from Mike Johnston at mikeslessons.com.

Quality cymbal sound at an affordable price.

FEATURES
  • 13" hi-hats
  • 14" crash
  • Free 10" splash
  • Free pair of Pro-Mark 5A sticks
  • Three free lessons at mikeslessons.com

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MeinlHCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (18)
  • Responsive feel (11)
  • Explosive attack (7)
  • Focused crash (4)
  • Full crash (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (10)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • School bands (6)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for the money

I am a professional drummer with 30+ years experience. My cymbals are Zildjian and Paiste. I bought this set mainly for the 13" hats for my practice kit and I figured getting...Read complete review

I am a professional drummer with 30+ years experience. My cymbals are Zildjian and Paiste. I bought this set mainly for the 13" hats for my practice kit and I figured getting another couple of cymbals in this pack instead of just the hi hats was worth a try - I'm reasonably impressed. The hats are bright with a decent chick sound and are not particularly loud, which I like. The 14" crash is bright with a fast decay but also has a lower harmonic which sticks out and isn't very pretty on it's own, I doubt it would be apparent in a gig environment, tho. It sounds like a medium instead of a thin - a thin would have been better, I think. The splash is pretty good, fast, loud, quick and bright - its a useful addition. The ProMark sticks are the size that I use and I don't particularly need beginner's drum lessons so 1 of 2 of those add ons is a pretty good score. These would be a good starter cymbal pack, add a ride and you're all set. If you remember that these are not top shelf cymbals (without the top shelf price tag) you will like them, I think. I feel perfectly happy with the purchase and would recommend them for a beginning drummer or for a practice set.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Hats -- weak crash but good overall value

I was impressed with the 13 inch hats but the crash sounds brassy.

I was impressed with the 13 inch hats but the crash sounds brassy.

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4.0

Great value cymbals

By JCs

from Fl

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Focused Crash

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

Used for startup bands and small houses of worship. Decent projection. Overall very satisfied with the pack.

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5.0

Awesome sound!

By J.P.

from Katy, Tx

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Bright Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garage
    • School Bands

    Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

    I practice with a group of friends and I love how these cymbals sound. I have nothing bad to say about them. Buy this pack now!

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    5.0

    Great quality & value

    By Worm

    from El Paso, TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

      These are excellent cymbals to have when starting out. They offer just enough to get creative and still sound good for anyone on a budget too. You might still want to look into getting a ride to go with it.

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      5.0

      I am very impressed!!

      By Hot Rod

      from Perry, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

        I bought this set of cymbals for my practice kit but I was so impressed I have decided to use them on my mapex kit.

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        5.0

        Great quality & value

        By Worm

        from El Paso, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

          These are excellent cymbals to have when starting out. They offer just enough to get creative and still sound good for anyone on a budget too. You might still want to look into getting a ride to go with it.

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          4.0

          Saved my show!

          By Lumpy

          from Seaide, Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

            I recently lost most of my hardware and ALL of my Zildjian cymbals after playing a show in Monterey, Ca. After the heart-break, as i lost $6000.00 of Zildjian A's ad D.W. hardware, with only 10 days to the next show, in desperation i ordered the HCS cymbal pack as i needed a splash and crash. It was a gamble that paid off with great results. They sound great Mic'ed and have a good solid feel upon contact, the 13's as high hats? Good for a practice kit. All in all.......can't beat it for the price.

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            5.0

            This Pack is awesome and Well Worth It!!!!

            By Chadwick Seets Jr

            from Stanley,Wi

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Church/Worship Team
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

              Love the Pack , Just right for My kit at my church. not to loud not to soft... just right

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              5.0

              Nice cymbal pack for the money

              By Theo

              from St. Augustine

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

                  Decent cymbals for beginner practice. Nice value for the money.

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                  5.0

                  Decent set for those on a budget

                  By Jen

                  from Upstate, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Nice sound. This is a great set for the money

                  Cons

                  • Splash may sound a little flat

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice and newer users

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

                  Basically use it for the practice set that i in the home. Needed new cymbals but did not want to invest too much money on a set that gets used by multiple players. Everyone is enjoying the new cymbals and likes the sound quality.

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                  5.0

                  Great cymbals for a crazy low price

                  By G

                  from Hudson, Fl.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Cymbal Pack with FREE Splash, Sticks, and Lessons:

                    I am a semi-retired musician and play part time in the military clubs. When I was playing full time, I would have used these cymbals for my rehearsal kit. The hi hats are made to last and give an excellent crunch. When played closed they cut through without over playing. The two crash cymbals are a welcome addition to my kit and can be used with sticks, bundles or brushes. The free lessons were a nice thought but not needed. I will give them to a young person. The free sticks are a number that I use. That was a plus. I plan to do some recording and I think that these cymbals will sound good on the tracks.

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