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Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds  Strength 3 Box of 10

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OVERVIEW

From the home of reed making comes the pinnacle of clarinet sound.

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.

FEATURES
  • 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)

The ultimate reed for all styles and situations, designed by a legendary reed house. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds

  • Heel thickness: 3.25 mm (.128")
    Tip thickness: .11 mm (.0043")
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Vandoren56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not as good as V12

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed blessings

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...Read complete review

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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4.0

Seems OK but still testing

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from Highland Park, Illinois

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    I am using them to determine how they compare with my Mitchell Lurie reeds

     
    5.0

    BEST CLARINET REEDS!!!!

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    from Cypress, TX

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    These reeds are great and they are also a great buy.

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    3.0

    #$ Rue Lepic OK but not excellent

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    from Berkeley Cal.

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    #4 Rue Lepic reeds per box have 3 or 4 good ones. #4 is strength needed of high notes. I have had one chipped reed sealed in foil per box that was chipped in the last two boxes.

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    5.0

    Love these reeds

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    from Houston, TX

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    I think these may be the best reeds I've ever used on my Rico Reserve clarinet mouthpiece.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply the best reeds

    By 

    from Armed Forces Europe

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    The extra thickness of these reeds brings out a more beautiful, resonant tone from your horn. I always choose these, and recommend these to all of my friends, beginner-advanced.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great!

    By 

    from Maine

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    We must know that every reed fits each player differently. I was suggested to try these reeds by my private teacher and I am greatly impressed with the sound I got out of it! Very centered, the use of the thicker cane is great and helps all around. Though these reeds may not work for you, you should at least give them a try at least once in your life!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

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    from pittsburgh, pa

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    this reed amazing it is super responsive and allows you to reach the higher notes with ease while improving your tone

     
    5.0

    LOVE this reed!

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    from Pittsburg, KS

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    I absolutely love this reed. It improved my tone a great deal when I began using them. And I also have found less "bad" reeds within a box than I do with other kinds and brands of reeds. They are usually pretty easy to break in, and last a decent amount of time compared to other reeds I have used. I would definitely recomment this to any player.

     
    5.0

    Best reed I've bought

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    from Middleburg Heights, OH

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Mixed blessings

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    from Yardley, PA

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    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    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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