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Description
A clarinet reed designed for the advanced player.

Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds
V12 reeds have a thicker tip and longer pallet that results in a deeper, richer sound with body to the attack. This cut is a favorite among clarinetists world-wide. It is designed for the advanced clarinetist, and recommended for long-facing mouthpieces such as the 5RVLyre and B45. It is known for its precise attack, homogenous timbre in every register, controllability in the high register, and overall warm and velvety sound.

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"Best Reeds Available!"


by AW - 1/10/2011 9:27:40 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Teacher/Clarinet Player Classical/Contemporary Evansville, IN
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

After years of playing Vandoren Traditionals, I grew tired of only finding 2-3 good reeds in a box and having to spend hours adjusting the other ones, sometimes to no avail. I experimented with several other brands (Olivieri, Gonzalez, Zonda, to name a few), I finally tried these. I was blown away! They are so easy to break in, play easily, help give me that beautiful clarinet tone that everyone wants, and no more frustration with buying a box with only 2 good reeds in it. The only downside is that if you don't break them in properly, they tend to collapse pretty quickly. Other than that, these are the best reeds you can buy.

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"Very impressive"


by John Tenor - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High School Clarinet - Classical / Saxophone - Jazz NY
19 people out of 19 found this review helpful

When I first bought these reeds, I was disappointed. I found it nothing different than the original Vandoren Traditional, only, a bit stiffer. However, when I got used to these reeds, I found my self keep saying 'Wow' in the middle of the piece I?m playing. The staccatos sound much less aggressive, and also, it produces 'dolce' sound. Overall, the V12 reeds boast their dark, warm and round sound, which is awesome when you are playing in the low register. I bought these reeds, because there were so many people unanimously agreeing that this is 'the best reed out there'. Well, I am not so sure about that, however I can admit that this is one of the best reeds on the market. Although the price of the V12 reeds gives you a royal pain, they play very well, and are great for concertos and solos.

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"THE PERFECT REED!!!!!"


by Dominic Penzone - 1/24/2011 1:04:39 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
highschool band any Phoenix, AZ

Theese reeds are the perfect reed, they sound great right out of the box. They sound better than the traditional vandorens and they last longer to. These are the only reeds that I play on for marching and concerts.

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"Amazing Reeds!"


by Sandy Gomez - 7/24/2012 1:01:03 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
College Student Classical Los Angeles, CA
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I've recently been experimenting my sound by trying out different types of reeds, and these reeds definitely help create a darker and richer sound. They're also a great help with articulation, very clean. As soon as I started warming up with these reeds, I fell in love; and as I kept playing it got even better. I can definitely say that I fell in love with these reeds one note at a time! Totally worth the price, and wether you're in high school or at a more advanced level, these reeds will definitely be a great addition to your playing.

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"Tested-Best Value of Vandoren"


by Rachel - 10/23/2013 10:05:27 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
In College, Music Educator Classical Valparaiso, IN
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I tried Traditional, V12, and Rue Lepic reeds (a box of 10 of each). And found that, out of the box, V12s had the most useable reeds. After some sanding and work, this fact held true. I also came back to my reeds after a summer of humidity changes and heat that could have warped them and still there were more usable V12 reeds than the Rue Lepic and Traditional. They are more dependable and refined. Note: Vandoren likes to make the left side of the tip a little heavier though. If you have an even embouchure it might help if you thin that side a little.

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"Wonderful reeds"


by Stephanie Sibal - 1/20/2014 10:25:22 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Mother of a future band director Marching, Symphonic, Jazz Goshen, IN

My son can't say enough about how great these reeds are. He uses them for Symphonic Band and says that the sounds is incredible.

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"Ol' Reliable"


by Jane - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
7 years, Middle School and High School Concerto Texas
11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

I can always count on my V12 reeds to be great. Nearly every one of them has such warmth to its tone and needs very little breaking in. I think this is a great reed for any clarinetist that just wants to improve his tone. It seems that I can even have a reed broken in the night before a performance and still be fine the next day.

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"truly reliable and great quality"


by Regine Lambrech - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 years all kinds CT
2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I have bought these reeds for years for my niece who played in her high school's champion marching band and who now plays in her college pep band and Newport Community Band. She plays an expensive clarinet and will only use the best quality reeds which she says enhance the sound produced by her instrument.

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"awesome reeds"


by Dominic Penzone - 11/28/2010 4:50:08 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
high school any Phoenix, AZ
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Ive been playing these reeds for 2 years and they are my main reeds for marching and concerts. I was really suprised in how long they lasted, 1 reed would last for about a week and a half. The only problem is that they dont come in 4/12, other than that, there great reeds.

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"great value for the quality"


by A Self - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High school and college band band, jazz, dixie New Jersey
3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This reed gives the quality of sound that I need for my band perfomances at an affordable price

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