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Complex spread with a warm feel.

The HCS Crash Cymbal has a smooth attack with a medium sustain.

HCS cymbals are Meinl's entry level cymbal line that combines quality and value. The cymbals are made from MS63 alloy for a warm, harmonic and balanced sound. They offer the best possible sounds at an affordable price.

Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal Features:

  • MS63 Alloy
    Specially matched
    Outstanding quality
    Unbeatable value




Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal

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  • Best for the money

    As reviewed by Jessy on 8/11/2010

    I use to use Zildjian ZBT's and they were good but i wanted to try something new so i got one of these crashes. This brand is awesome, it sounds beautiful and i think it sounds way better the the Zildjina zbt. I am a hard hitter and this cymbal has laster longer than any crash i had before.

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  • Good

    As reviewed by Nathaniel Holman on 8/13/2012

    I got this cymbal a while back because I really like the sound of meinls. It hasn't dented or cracked in the 2ish years I've had it which is quick impressive. The reason for it being impressive is because you have to really hit this cymbal to get an ok sound from it. If you are a jazz, indie, latin, or any other form of non-heavy drum set playing this cymbal is not for you! Light hits from this cymbal really stink. I suggest this cymbal is you are an intro metal drummer on a budget because of its durability and heavy sound but nothing else. On the other hand, the HCS hi-hats and ride a far more decent and work for most genres.

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  • A good crash for a fine price

    As reviewed by Conner Lathem on 2/15/2012

    I purchased a used 16" crash at my local Guitar Center that was thoroughly beaten up because I needed something to replace my Stagg CX crash (which really just didn't sound like a crash at all). I figured that since this thing was a Meinl HCS, I'd get a slightly better crash than what I already had. Well I was wrong. I got a WAYYYY better crash than what I already had. This cymbal sounds pitiful when hit lightly, but if you really smack it hard, it makes that explosive sound that sound that you'd expect any good crash to make. Of course, this thing is not perfect. It doesn't make the kind of sound you'd get from a Zildjian A custom crash. This cymbal continues to ring quietly for a while after it is struck, and though the actual "crash" sound itself is bright and powerful, it in some ways seems to be hiding another less appealing sound that expensive crashes don't make. That being said, this crash is loud, dynamic, and as far as I can tell, very durable. Again, I got this thing used. Judging by the marks, scratches, and little spots where the shiny finish was completely gone, this "beginner cymbal" had taken a serious beating from it's previous owner. But on top of that, this thing isn't even the slightest bit deformed. Not even a DENT! And no matter how hard I've played it up to this day, it has not shown any signs of loosing it's shape or cracking. This is not the kind of cymbal that breaks slowly. I'm starting to think that when this thing finally does break (if it even can), it'll just randomly explode into a fireball and cease to exist. Okay, all jokes aside, this is another quality product from Meinl that won't let you down for the price you pay. But remember; if you don't pay for a top-quality crash, you won't get one, either.

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