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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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These reeds are very good. although they sometimes need a little work, such as sanding the back for imperfections, they are still far superior to almost any reeds I have ever used. Although they don't break in as fast as the v-12's, they last longer w/ more consistency in my experience. Although pricey at retail price, when bought here definitely worth the extra money.
These reeds are fantastic. Although they are pricey, they are worth it for the consistency out of the box. The "factory fresh" claim is valid; hopefully, Vandoren will follow up with this kind of treatment for all of their reeds. The cut of the reed (no filing or first cut) mskers for greatrer resiliency, and they play more like a great handmade reed.
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.
I just recently started using the 56's. They are amazing! The response is superb, and high notes come out beautifully. My clarinet professor greatly approves! I use number 3's on a Vandoren M13 mouthpiece with a Bois Classique ligature on a Leblanc (by Backun) Cadenza. I would highly recommend these reeds.
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.
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.
These are the reeds that find their way to the front of my reed case, the ones I play for concerts, and they don't exhibit some of the sound and tuning problems I've found with other reeds. Sometimes I need to work their tips and rails a bit, but their design is sound and they are very consistent.
I play on a patricola and a buffet and these reeds are some of the best for projection. I prefer something a bit brighter for solo and band but for orchestra they are great.
I thought these were great at first because so many out of the box worked for me, but after breaking them in the sound is not as consistent as with v12s. If you need reeds on the spot to get the job done, go for these, but if you want reliability stick with v12s.
The only reeds I use are the 56 and the v12s. The 56 have amazing sound and I consistently find many great, useable reeds in each box. Spend the extra money and buy these reeds, or learn to make your own.
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