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Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack

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A full stop 6-piece cymbal set that offers the best possible sounds at a most economical price.

The new Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack offers a unique combination of quality and value and are a perfect for a first percussion foray or a great upgrade to a limited entry set. They are made from MS63 alloy for a warm, harmonic and balanced sound.

This pack features a warm, responsive set of 14" HCS Hi Hat Cymbals, balanced and powerful 16" and 18" crashes and a dry and bright 20" ride with a slow wash. For the drummer who wants to experiment with effects from the outset, this set also includes a quick 10" splash for flavorful accents and a trashy 16" china for texture.


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Includes:
  • 10" Splash
  • 14" Hi-hat
  • 16" China
  • 16" Crash
  • 18" Crash
  • 20" Ride
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MeinlHCS Super Cymbal Pack
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (25)
  • Responsive feel (20)
  • Full crash (17)
  • Explosive attack (12)
  • Focused crash (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (13)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • School bands (5)
  • Soundtracks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (4)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best for the price.

By MT

from Sebastian, Fl

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Chips Easily

Best Uses

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

Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

These cymbals are not only inexpensive but of high quality. The coating on them does chip a bit, and the wear is easily shown, but they are heavy duty and built to last for a very long time. I play hard rock/heavy metal, and there's no denting, cracking, or anything like that on them. They are very responsive and sound awesome, especially if you're a loud player (Jazz musicians will admire the ride cymbal which has a nice bell to it). I highly recommend.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sounding cymbals for the cost!!...

By J=Bo

from Birgmingham, AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • The Bell On Ride Not Gr8

Best Uses

  • Practicing And Small Gigs
  • Small Venues
  • When U Just Wanna Jam

Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

These cymbals surprised me. I have the 14" hi hats, 16" crash, 18" crash, 16" china, 20" ride, 8" splash, and a 6" splash... For any beginning drummer or a real experienced drummer like myself, they're very durable and last forever... I would recommend these cymbals any day to anyone!! Thanks for reading.
- Joshua Adam

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal!

By The Caption

from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need To Buy More Stands

Best Uses

  • Punk rock
  • Small Venues

Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

cymbol discretion says beginner but there are for a more experienced drummer! right out of the box they sound great! could be used for all types of drumming! also no matter how small of a drum kit you have, it will make it look professional! the only down side is I had to buy three more stands so I could use them haha but it is a really good buy!!!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good deal

By Teppy

from Wellington, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Ringy Crash

Best Uses

    Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

    right out of the box, these cymbals sound surprisingly good! might need some more breaking in to get the sound i like. however, the china, sounds a bit too ringy for my liking. doesn't have that nice trashy sound i'm looking for in a china cymbal. so, more than pretty good for beginners, a bit more than okay for more expreinced players.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Cymbal Pack for the Money Yeah!!

    By MR. DRUMS

    from WINCHESTER, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Hitting Rock N Roll
      • Practice
      • Small Venues
      • Worship Priase Bands

      Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

      I have been playing for I hate to say it over 40 years. I have a set of vintage early 1980's Zildjian cymbals that I had finally cracked my favorite 18" rock crash and my 12" splash. I originally set out to replace these two cymbals. then I ran across the super set by accident. did a ton of research on these things. read the reviews everywhere etc. I decided to purchase a whole new set(7 cymbals total) for cheaper than what these 2 cymbals would cost me to replace. I MADE THIS PURCHASE WITH A BIT OF SKEPTICISM. How good could this set be at slightly more $$'s than one quality proven crash. I got them and installed them with new rubber post protectors and those foam cympad things (which I also highly recommend). I was astounded at the sound of these things. I really love the splash and crashes, and the china has grown on me as well. the 2 crashes play great together or separate or with the splash. I recorded these things onto my computer and they sound fairly awesome without any doctoring at all. Now to the important part...I am a very heavy hitter and because of that use very small sticks with the nylon tip. these cymbals sound just as good with a light, small diameter nylon tip as they do with a big fat wooden rock and roll stick. I been beating on them 3 to 5 days a week for a month now and no sign of any damage and they just keep sounding better!! the best cymbal money I ever spent and I've played them all!!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome, budget friendly cymbal pack

      By Rimshot

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Budget Friendly
      • Focused Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Haven't Found Any Yet

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

        I was shopping around for cymbals to buy that would be just for shows as well as studio. A lot of options I was looking at had me ordering certain cymbals separate and being a bit more costly. Then, I came across this pack that came with every size cymbal that I am currently using. After some research, video watching, as well as getting to test them out myself, I invested. So far I have used these on stage twice and they've been great for me. I'm also very picky about how my china should sound, but this china did not disappoint me. I play in an Industrial Rock/Metal band and a lot of the beats I do are ranged from Metal/Rock/Punk. Also, I usually play wooden tips, but after buying these cymbals I decided to see how they'd sound with a nylon tip. I've decided to start playing nylon tips, because of how great it sounded on these cymbals.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I couldn't ask for more.

        By Martyf

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music

          Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

          I've been playing drums (non professionally) for almost 30 year. These cymbals are exactly what you expect to get out of them. For an entry level set they sound great. I've been playing them now for awhile and they show no signs of cracking or warping. The bell on the ride is a little finicky, hit it too hard in the wrong spot and it kinda distorts, that may change the longer I play though. I'm glad I got them and you will be too

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great cymbals for the price!

          By Shadowman

          from Northeast Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

          I have been a professional musician most of my life. I played drums almost fifty years ago, then went back to the sax. Now, at age 69, I decided I would like to get back on drums. It has been a few years, so I did not want to invest a lot into a set, until I get my chops back. I got a good deal on a set without cymbals. I saw the Super Cymbal Pack for a great price, so I scoured the Net for videos of players using the cymbals and decided to purchase them. I am very pleased with them, a great set for a great price! . I feel that I can use them for professional gigs, maybe upgrade with a couple added cymbals. I am pleased with my purchase and the fast delivery service!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just switched over to meinl and I love it!!

          By Adam

          from Bristol, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

            I've been experimenting with Meinl for a long time and I'm so happy I finally made the switch. The day I got this pack I recorded a song and I loved the way they sounded. Even in the booth I couldn't get over the quality. This was a smart move on my own behalf and I would recommend these to anyone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            REALLY good cymbals!

            By Andy

            from Mechanicsburg, PA

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks
              • Studio recording

              Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

              Bought these to complete the band drumset. Drummer came over and set these up and really enjoyed them. Said he loves them. Overall pretty awesome cymbals.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Meinl HCS cymbal set.

              By Leinad

              from Tonasket, Washington

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                  In my opinion Meinl hit the nail on the head with the HCS line. This "entry level" cymbal set is most certainly a good buy. For the price you can't go wrong.

                   
                  4.0

                  Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack is a great deal!

                  By Recked

                  from The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Full Crash
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home studio/jam room
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                    I bought these for my home studio/jam space drum kit. I wanted a cost effective cymbal set that would be good enough for the purpose. These are perfect for what I wanted. The crashes, splash, and ride sound very good,, the high hats are good, and the china is okay. Only had them a few weeks, Assuming they last, I don't think you could ask for much more at this price point.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Update for School Drumset

                    By Music Teacher

                    from MT

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Pep Band
                      • School Bands

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                      This cymbal pack has been a great update to our schools drumset. The students enjoy the crisp sound and responsiveness of the cymbals. I have noticed some marks on the cymbals, by that is to be expected with use. It hasn't been an issue. They are a great product so far!

                       
                      4.0

                      Good cymbals for a great price.

                      By T.P.M.

                      from Arkansas

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                      We use these cymbals on our church kit. They are just about right. Perhaps not the best out there, but they really surprised me at how well they sound. Has me looking further into other meinl products.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Sound at a Great Price

                      By Indies

                      from Lewisburg, TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Bright Sound
                      • Full Crash
                      • Responsive Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • Live Shows
                        • Practice
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                        The 18", 16", & 14" crashes along with the 12" splash creates a wide range of sound across my kit. I am trying Meinl for the first time and I am very pleased so far. The 20" ride has a nice tone with great bell action and hi-hats are crisp and clean just the way I like them!

                         
                        5.0

                        a good quality product, will and have recommended to friend

                        By gotty

                        from lox. fla

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Jazz Clubs
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                          i use them on my garage practice drum kit, and on my road venue drum kit, well made product and will purchase again

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for restarting drumming

                          By Jake from State Farm

                          from South Bend, IN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Bright Sound
                          • Responsive Feel

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practice
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                            I'm really digging these cymbals. I stopped playing for about 6 years, and wanted to get back into it. This set seemed like a fantastic deal to get everything I used to have in a kit, and they sound great. The ride in particular, great shimmer with a cutting ring on the bell.

                             
                            5.0

                            I would recommend this product to anyone

                            By Joseph

                            from Worcester Ma

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Bright Sound
                            • Full Crash
                            • Responsive Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                                I would recommend this super cymbal pack to any beginner or experienced drummer. The sound quality is clear and crisp, the feel is very responsive and somewhat predictable. And they look really nice! It's a good deal for the price.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By Ulysseus

                                from Fresno, CA

                                About Me Novice

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • School Bands
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                                  I use this product as my first real cymbal buy. I saw that it was good for beginners or small venues and can back it up by my results. The cymbals are really great with very nice sound and responsiveness, especially with the hi-hat and china. They provide enough for a player of any level for the cost at which they are offered. Overall, great purchase!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Product!

                                  By Greg

                                  from undisclosed

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                                  Comments about Meinl HCS Super Cymbal Pack:

                                  These are for my sons kit, simply for playing at home. They're awesome. Fantastic sound, all the way around. Would absolutely recommend!

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