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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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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.
I used V12's for a while and switched to Vandoren Selects. I found no difference in quallity of the best V12 compared to the Selects, except that the Selects, had more usable reeds in the box.
The 56 Rue Lepic were a whole different ball game.
Not only were they more consistant from reed to reed, but the entire box played.
The biggest difference was in strengths. I find the energy expended for 2.5 reeds much less than 3.0 reeds. The trade off is measued in hours of play. I get tired out faster using 3.0 reeds. The people who use 4's must have lungs of steel, :)
The problem with the 2.5 is that they make B flat, (A#) sound like I'm playing a kazoo, instead of a clarinet. For certain types of music, that's OK.
Whereas the 3.0 make less of a mockery of playing B flat. I usuall try to avoid B flat or re-write the music to avoid playing a lot of B flats in a song. ( Hard to do with Hymns!)
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.
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.
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.
These reeds are awesome!!! I?ve been playing the b flat clarinet for 5yrs and I have a terrible Selmer clarinet but these Rue Lepics 3.5, 3.5+ and 4 sizes are great!!!
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.
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.
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 am in love with these reeds, I have been using them for about three years and I will never switch to any other reed. These reeds give a gorgeous sound and in the box there are usually 7-9 good reeds. I highly recommend these reeds to any advanced student or higher.
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