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Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds56 Rue Lepic is the address where Vandoren reeds were first produced and as such is widely regarded as the home of reed innovation. Designed from thicker cane, the 56 emits a rich, centered and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability in all registers. Its quick response ensures precision in the most difficult passages without sacrificing the extraordinary round and warm sound.Precision is extended to the new numbering system that offers a more specific range of strengths in each box for consistent performance. The 56 Rue Lepic comes in humidity balanced factory fresh packaging so all reeds play as though you toured the Paris factory and selected them by hand at 56 Rue Lepic.
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I was skeptic of claims online about it being a rounder sounding reed that the v12's. Out of the box, the v12's won in responsiveness+tone. But as I gradually, and patiently broke them in, I found these to be much warmer than the v12's. I have not yet decided if these are better than the v12's, I'd like to see what and how they sound like in an auditorium. From what I can gather in my home, I found these to more effective within harder walls, where I am able to receive a fuller feedback of what I am playing. The v12's sounded better in a room that doesn't reverberate as much. Based on my taste, not everyone is the same, I like the Rue Lepics. I just found a rival to the v12's.
The 56 Rue Lepic emits the most beautiful sound a clarinet can make. It is perfectly balanced between sound and articulation clarity. I would recommend the 3.5 thickness for the reed.
My teacher told me about these reeds and they are my fav's. I'm one of the better musicians at my school and these reeds are the reason why. Their incredible intonation and tone has amazed my friends and directors. Rock on Rue Lepics!!!
I wanted a reed that was slightly thicker than my current reed (3.5 V12) but still had a consistent stock within the box. Having used Vandoren for years, I selected the 56 Rue Lepic and fell in love. This is a great product that gives you the clarity of every Vandoren but is slightly thicker to make the transition easier.
First, the 56RL seems about 1/2 strength softer than V12. (The reed chart indicates only slight difference.) So "order up". While this is a bright and responsive reed with pure intonation, I find it is not as warm and full as others I generally use. A little thin-sounding on highest notes. Not what I want for most of what I play, but at times may be useful (think: Overture to Candide, for instance). The playability and consistency of reeds in the box are quite good.
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