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Description
From the home of reed making comes the pinnacle of clarinet sound.
  • Designed from thicker cane
    Rich, centered, and extremely pure sound
    Maximum stability in all registers
    Quick response
    Extraordinarily round and warm sound
    Shipped in humidity-balanced packaging
    Thickness at the tip: 0.0043" (.11mm)
    Thickness at the heel: 0.128" (3.25mm)

Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds
56 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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  • Heel thickness: 3.25 mm (.128")
    Tip thickness: .11 mm (.0043")

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"The Best Constistant Reed And Every One of Them Plays"


by Ernest Gregoire - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
4 years, Clarinet Only, No other Instruments Church Hymns, Folk, Jazz St. Petersburg Florida, USA
4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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!)

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"incredible"


by Steven Hess - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
middle school student classical, jazz Los Angeles
0 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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!!!

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"Wonderful tone & Intonation"


by Toni - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
high school, honor bands, orchestra classical NC
18 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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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"56s are tops!"


by Shannon - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Professional Classical Western NC
10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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.

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I haven't played my clarinet for about 50 years. I would like to play it again but I'm worried that when I pick it up again I'll get nothing but squeaks and squawks. A friend has recommended 56 Rue La Pic reeds but what strength reed would you recommend?
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