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Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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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, harmon... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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.

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One year replacement, parts, and labor warranty on all percussion products.


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MeinlHCS Crash Cymbal
 
4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cymbal

This is a very good cymbal and i use it with my set or when i play in the garage or just practicing. i would assure you that you will not be let down...Read complete review

This is a very good cymbal and i use it with my set or when i play in the garage or just practicing. i would assure you that you will not be let down by this cymbal

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good

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...Read complete review

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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(148 of 192 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cymbal

By PDPdude

from Victorville, CA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

This is a very good cymbal and i use it with my set or when i play in the garage or just practicing. i would assure you that you will not be let down by this cymbal

(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the money

By Jessy

from Joshua Tree, CA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

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.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Cymbal

By Kevin Jorrey

from Ohio

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I got this cymbal in a set for my first drumset. It still hasn't cracked and I've played around 50 concerts with it. So in that respect it's good. My only problem is that it is too thin. That's just my personal preference. The tone is too high. So I'm looking to get a higher-end Meinl because I still like the company very much.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Get the Bigger one!

By Brian

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I used to have HCS before I got B8's(amazing!). The 16in is the best brass cymbal I have ever heard. The 14in on the other hand is bad. I thought it would sound like a higher-pitched version of the other crash, but it sounds more like a splash with crashy overtones. Get the 18in crash/ride instead of the 14in if you want another HCS crash. The 16in still makes up for the smaller one!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Meinl HCS crash cymbal

By slipknotfan666

from Broomall, Pa

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I love this crash cymbal! First off its loud but not to the point of overpowering anybody in my band. If played with 16th notes it can give a pretty good wash. The only down side to it is that it you are a heavy hitter like me, itll tend to be bent out of shape after relentless playing. Mine bent in about 5-6 months which is great for what i paid for it and the enitre hcs new begginer pack. If you dont want to break a budget but are looking for an outstanding crash, this is the one for you.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheaper is better

By James

from Rialto, CA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

When I bought this cymbal i was planning on it cracking in a few months, 2 years later its still my favorite 14in crash. Worth every penny you didn't spend on a $200 name plate. I didn't cring everytime I hit it.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great cymbal

By Will

from wenonah, new jersey

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

this is a great crash cymbal, especially for the beginner and intermediate player. it has a great brialliant finish and has an explosive sound. i would recomend this cymbal

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Boy, do you get your money's worth!

By Dillon

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I got the HCS Hi-hats, 14" and 16" crash, and 20" ride and I gotta tell ya, these things beat anything for the price. I've tried Paiste and was very dissapointed. I'd even take these cymbals over Sabian B8's any day. However, the 14" crash sounds pretty splashy, but thats what you get with a smaller crash. Also, to get any kind of "crash" sound, you have to hit these things extremely hard, otherwise you just get this frying pan sound. It's not a bad sound, just a cheap cymbal sound. But they're more than worth the money, they never tarnish, they clean easily, and they're literally indestructable...

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Cymbal for an Excellent Price!!

By Glenn Burchett

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I just got a Sound Percussion 8-Piece Double Bass drum kit and I needed to have a few cymbals to go along with it. The first moment I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted. This thing is beautiful!! It looks shiny on the picture here. Trust me, it's not. It's SUPER shiny! It has an excellent, brilliant sound to it, which my band members are just raving over! And it's also really light. Easy to transport from gig to gig if needed. Get this one! You will NOT be dissappointed!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Meinl HCS Cymbals Rock!!!!

By JOHNNY GRANT

from Los Angeles, CA.

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I bought the super cymbal pack (Meinl HCS). These cymbals are totally awesome. Great sound and durability at an affordable price. Since I have gotten the super cymbal pack, I have been slowly adding more cymbals to my set, including the Meinl HCS 14" crash, the Meinl Low Bell and an 8" splash. These cymbals rock!!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good

By Nathaniel Holman

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Crashes

By Andrew Orr

from Fort Worth, TX

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I got the 18" and 16" crashes, and I don't regret spending the money. They Sound great. The 16" doesn't sustain as much as I like but it still sounds great! Definitely try them out!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Say they are great

By Bebe

from San Francisco

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I bought this 16" crash cymbal and along with the MEINL HCS 14" Hi-Hat, the HCS 18" Crash/Ride and the HCS 20" Ride, MEINL HCS make up my cymbal set. I am a beginner, however, my instructor said they were great sounding and really good for a student and for practice, and good enough for performing. Inexpensive and great sounding? What could be better? If you are a student and want great sounding cymbals for good price, these are the cymbals for you.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome!!!

By R.J.

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

This is a very good cymbal it is worth the price of the 16". Though it does get scratched quite a bit from playing metal. Just get cymbal cleaner. It has quite like a china sound which is great sooooo get it!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Why not

By Jake

from Stockbridge, GA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

Its not terrible, the sound isn't great but for the price its one of those "why not" situations. The thing i liked the most is that its very durable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good crash for a fine price

By Conner Lathem

from Fort Worth, Texas

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

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.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ehhh

By ben.

from huffman tx

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

im not really sure this would be the best buy for a cymbal of this type. im almost a little upset with my purchase because when im playing and i hit it, it give a very short punchy sound, almost sounds like a garbage can lid on a stand. but after mess'n with it a while and figuring out ways to make it sound to your approval, its sounds alright, but not great. cheap price, but "CHEAP" cymbal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really good cymbal.

By Jacob Brown

from ohio

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

this cymbal has a very long life expectancy lol and it has a very bright tone. only problem is it's EXTREMELY loud. but for me, it's just right, because i'm a loud player either way. and this cymbal sounds extremely well as a ride. better than my ride and it's a paiste actually. i bought an 18". i highly recommend this product.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great cymbal!

By Nathan Kelley

from Minnesota

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 16in crash and all i have to say is wow. i was on a budget and it looked like a nice cymbal so i bought it and never looked back. It has a nice bright sound and could even work as a ride. the cash is loud and crisp perfect for any kind of music. ive had it for about 6 months and it hasn't a scratch on it. This cymbal is a great cymbal for the price and looks really nice! the only other thing i can say about it is Buy It!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

No good

By Osvaldo Godoy

from Pomona CA

Comments about Meinl HCS Crash Cymbal:

Ive been playing for over 5 years now and i must say that these cymbals arent great. They sound decent but im a hard hitter and these cymbals cracked in just 6 months. I owned some beginner Zildjian planet Z cymbals and those lasted me longer. The 16" crash when hit hard has a very short sustain and is just plain terrible. Dont settle for these.

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