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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 started playing on these reeds at the beginning of this new year because my professor was forcing me to switch off of my beloved Mitchell Lurie's. I was really irritated but the first reed I pulled out of the box sounded great and I immediately hopped on the Vandoren bandwagon. These reeds are made so well and play so consistently. I may have been resistant about switching at first but I couldn't be happier with the results.
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!!!
These reeds helped me improve my tone a great deal. The sound is pure and round and simply beautiful. They usually respond well the first time and last a long time. NOTE: I had poor results when I first switched, so instead of buying my usual 3.5, I bought a box of size 4, which worked much better. So if the first box doesn't work for you, I would recommend at least trying to slightly boost the strength of your reed.
I live in New Mexico, so the lack of humidity in my area may affect my opinions on reeds...I've been playing on the V12s for many years now, and after finding that there are less good reeds in a box, I decided to try something else. So I tried these, and found that a good 56 is better than a good V12, though harder to come across. With some fixing, these reeds can be great, but don't expect to open the box and find that they all play well.
Every musician faces the time of transition between the high school and the college level. Along my journey to finding the perfect reed to perform in college, I came across the Rues. These reeds are most definitely some of Vandoren's greatest work! The tone is very consistent along with that durability found in Vandoren's reeds. The only drawback to these reeds is the fact that they do become rather unstable after a lot of playing, but what reed doesn't! Definitely an excellent choice for the advancing clarinetist.
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