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Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet ReedsV12 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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I have played on the regular Vandoren reeds (3) for many years, and I always had a lot of trouble breaking the reeds in. I heard that the V12 reeds were outstanding for a lot of people, and I bought a package of them to see what they were like. Never in my entire life have I had an entire box of reeds be great reeds! I've seen 3 or 4 at the most be decent out of regular Vandoren reeds. I heard that these were a thicker cut of reed, and I bought the 2 1/2s. The tone of these reeds is astounding; the regular vandorens have a horribly bright sound compared to the V12s. The V12s have a beautiful dark tone, and they play very easily. I recommend these reeds to any clarinet player; professional or student. They are a little expensive, but for what they bring with them, they are really at a fantastic price.
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.
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.
When my clarinet teacher suggested that I buy these reeds, I thought they were expensive, but they turned out to be worth the money. These reeds produce a nice, dark sound, just the one you want for your clarinet. I particularly like them because I am a student who is always looking for ways to improve my playing and sound, which is just what these reeds did for me. I started buying these reeds about 2 years ago and they still amaze me.
I have been playing professionally for over two decades now. I play an R-13 with a Larry Combs (LC1) mouthpiece, the Vandoren Optimum ligature, and V-12 (size 5) reeds. These reeds require very little fixing compared to other brands, and, with proper care and maintenance, they last for a considerable amount of time. They are easy to fix and, with the use of rush and sometimes my knife, they can be manipulated into lasting for one more great performance. My private students all play on V-12 reeds -- of varying strengths. A final note, if you are not paying less than $21/box, then you are getting ripped off! WWBW has very competitive prices as do other online companies; you may just need to look outside your local music shop.
After 2 years of experimentation with other brands of reeds, I have returned to the V-12's with a sigh of relief. They play out of the box with very little break-in and you are sure to find some outstanding reeds in every box. My Vandoren M30 mouthpiece, Vandoren Masters ligature, and Vandoren V12's is a winning combination for solo and ensemble playing. Local music store prices for the V12's are painful, so the wwbw is a good source.
The V-12s are worth every penny you spend on them! They are amazing reeds. I've been using these for years and have never had a complaint. They are consistent and reliable. They last a very long time, too. They don't take long to break in and, if necessary, you can play on a new one for a concert in an emergency. They tend to be a little stiffer than other brands, so I would buy a couple of sample reeds (if possible) to find the hardness you like! I play on these for general concert band music and solo work, however, for swing / big band music, I will use a lower strength. They have a beautiful tone that is dark and full. These reeds are a perfect for pairing with a Rovner ligature.
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.
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.
I've played on many types of clarinet reeds, but all of the Vandorens stuck out as being bad. The V12's were the worst when taking into account the price. From a box of 10, I had an average of 4 working reeds. The rest were playable, however they needed filing, refining, et. al. Compared to a Rico Grand Concert Select or a GCS Evolution, the V12's tone was very poor. One would expect a nice, mellow, dark tone from these reeds, but they provide a bright, almost uncomfortable tone.
In closing, the Vandoren V12s are an OK reed for a student graduating from a Rico classic or a Vandoren Traditional, but for those players who are much more advanced, these reeds are not recomended.
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