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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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"best there is"

by belinda - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
9 years classical, jazz NY
6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Vandoren, hands down, has the best reeds I've ever played on, and I've played on quite a few different reeds, Vandoren and other brands alike. V12 gives me the sound every clarinetist craves to have.

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"Great reeds but hard to find the good ones!"

by Ralph - 1/17/2014 10:28:14 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
5+ years of concert band, symphony orchestra, active student Classical Salem
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

These teresa are simply the best. They produce a very nice tone and are pretty responsive. However it can very hard to find good reeds. Most of the time you will get around 2-4 good reeds in a box of 10. However when you find them, they make the most beautiful clarinet slums and makes you want to play forever!!

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"Reliable and consistent quality"

by D. Reedman - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Pre-schoool -> Post-school wind ensemble repertoire USA
12 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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.

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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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"Rich sounding and longer lasting"

by Ed - 6/10/2010 5:22:41 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Active Sacred, Classical San Diego, CA
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I bought these reeds for the clarinetist in my ensemble. These reeds took him some time about a week to get used to. Results: richer tone, reeds that last longer due to a thicker cut, easier altissimo register, and more importantly, better intonation. I highly recommend these reeds.

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"Really like these..."

by Calla Whipp - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
College Sophomore Music Major Classical, Jazz Iowa
4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

These reeds play well out of the box with a little bit of manipulation. Each box contains at least a few good reeds. Priced at over $50 a box at many music stores, these are comparatively cheap!!!

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by David - 12/5/2012 10:52:59 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
college band, music major chamber, solo, symphonic CA
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Since most people wrote pros about this reeds, so maybe I should write my experience of these reeds. These reeds are good they sound very rich, round, dark, and has great control. BUT the thing is, it's very hard to find good ones most of the time. The reed box I purchased recently, only 3 of them were satisfactory, and rest were just for "practice" purpose. Also, I bought 3.5 reeds, but for me they worn out easily.. maybe last less than 9 days.. i tried size 4, and 4 1/2, they both are really thick, so maybe it ll be useful if you rub it properly with the sand paper. Hope my review helped.

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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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"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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