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Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal  20 In 

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Meinl cymbals are increasingly found wherever good music is being played.

The Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal projects a clean, warm sound with a defined ping and nice bell. Good for all playing situations.


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MeinlHCS Ride Cymbal
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (6)
  • Bright sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

STUNNED.

Amazing cymbal, increibly pleased with it. It looks amazing, sounds amazing, and cannot be beaten for the price. My favorite ride cymbal, among zildjian's and sabians alike. (Paistes are a close...Read complete review

Amazing cymbal, increibly pleased with it. It looks amazing, sounds amazing, and cannot be beaten for the price. My favorite ride cymbal, among zildjian's and sabians alike. (Paistes are a close 2nd)
I HIGHLY reccomend this ride!
It's beautiful! Just a great looking cymbal!
It sounds fantastic! I was skeptical at the price, despite all of the posititve reviews, but this thing showed me up. It sounds amazing, with a great ping, the bell is fantastic, and it has a deep, long sustaining crash that I love and use often. Amazing cymbal!
You can't get a better ride at this price, or for even 100 dollars more! This kicks Zildjian's ZBT line's butt.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Cymbal

I bought the Tama Imperialstar which comes with the Meinl HCS 14 hats, 16 crash, and 20 ride. They're great, but I noticed that the bell had a dent in it. I...Read complete review

I bought the Tama Imperialstar which comes with the Meinl HCS 14 hats, 16 crash, and 20 ride. They're great, but I noticed that the bell had a dent in it. I don't even play it that much; just sometimes hit it when I get bored practicing. It's probably better used as a crash. It serves the purpose well, though, and I don't think I'll be replacing it soon.

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4.0

Yes

By Marty

from Boilingsprings, SC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

    I use this ride for my practice kit. For the money. It sounds great

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    5.0

    Great Cymbal for the Price

    By Benneth01

    from Tallahassee, FL

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    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 Ride Cymbal:

      Solid, comfortable, and easy to work cymbal; highly recommended for all levels of play and playing venues. Priced right!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      H C S 20" ride cymbal

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      By Lawrence

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Nice Tone
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Good For All Venues
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

        I like this cymbal better than my higher price cymbals

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprisingly nice cymbal

        By percusioncinc76

        from Salem, Oregon

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Nice Ride For The Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

          Im going to purchase more Meinl cymbals in the future

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good sounding Ride

          By Lloyd

          from Carmel, IN

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          Pros

          • Full Tone
          • Good sustain
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any And All

            Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

            This cymbal has a good full tone when ridden at the rim, and working your way into the bell truly brighter tone without getting brassy. Absolutely worth the money.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Bright and Poppy

            By truthofmasks

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

                I've been using this cymbal (20") for about three years now, so I'm very comfortable with the ins and outs of it.

                It has a very poppy sound, and a rather quiet decay, so that your playing on it will sound rather like a series of pings. Some people like their rides to sound this way, and others prefer more of a swelling sound -- I tend to fall into the latter group, which is why I don't quite LOVE this cymbal, but it does have its strengths.

                It cuts through the mix in exactly the right way; its bell has a great sound, if not very resonant; and it is very responsive. You can crash on it very nicely, it handles mallets beautifully, and it sounds much more expensive than it actually is.

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                3.0

                Decent Cymbal

                By TKDdragon7

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

                I bought the Tama Imperialstar which comes with the Meinl HCS 14 hats, 16 crash, and 20 ride. They're great, but I noticed that the bell had a dent in it. I don't even play it that much; just sometimes hit it when I get bored practicing. It's probably better used as a crash. It serves the purpose well, though, and I don't think I'll be replacing it soon.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice Thrasher!

                Pros

                • Nice Crash
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Crashriding
                • Metal

                Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

                Awesome cymbal! I reccommend to all! Its perfect for laying down some thrash metal! HCS is oficially my go to for crashes and rides. Oh, get wuhans, they compliment the HCS series VERY nicely.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                STUNNED.

                By AlecBushman

                from Denver

                Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

                Amazing cymbal, increibly pleased with it. It looks amazing, sounds amazing, and cannot be beaten for the price. My favorite ride cymbal, among zildjian's and sabians alike. (Paistes are a close 2nd)
                I HIGHLY reccomend this ride!
                It's beautiful! Just a great looking cymbal!
                It sounds fantastic! I was skeptical at the price, despite all of the posititve reviews, but this thing showed me up. It sounds amazing, with a great ping, the bell is fantastic, and it has a deep, long sustaining crash that I love and use often. Amazing cymbal!
                You can't get a better ride at this price, or for even 100 dollars more! This kicks Zildjian's ZBT line's butt.

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                (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not Good...

                Comments about Meinl HCS Ride Cymbal:

                After reading the reviews I thought, sure why not give it a shot. I'm sad I did. This thing barely gives off any sound, it sounds like I am playing on tin, the bell, even sounds flat. Very disappointed.

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