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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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"Great Reeds"


by Hector Lombrana - 7/23/2012 4:30:28 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student High School Del Rio, Texas
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I buy these for my daughter which is in high school band, she is extemely happy with them. These reeds have helped her play better then the other students, she highly recommends them. The price is the best,love doing business with The Brasswind & Woodwind.

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"OK. Definatley not the best in the World"


by Andrés Mejía - 9/20/2009 8:48:03 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Advanced Student Marching and Concert Band, Orchestra East Longmeadow, MA
0 people out of 1 found this review helpful

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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"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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"Great Reeds"


by Matt - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High School, 7 years everything Minnesota
9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

I just got a box of these reeds to compare with the traditional Vandorens and I?m glad I did! I'm playing on a B45 mouthpiece and a Buffet R13 and #4 V12's and I can get a pretty rich and dark sound. Comparing them the V12's had a noticeably darker richer sound; this comes from the thicker heel and heart of the reed. This for me has also helped altissimo notes become slightly more clear and easy to articulate. These are my new reeds! I strongly recommend them.

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"Great reeds"


by Clarinet Spieler - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
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I play clarinet. All genres. Bah-ston, MA
31 people out of 38 found this review helpful

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.

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"A comforting tone"


by Michael Hu - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High School Student Whatever I can get Baltimore
6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

I brought these reeds to perform Weber before thousands of people. V12 has definitely earned my trust!

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"Good alternate from the "Blue Box" Reed"


by jazzrapper - 1/22/2014 5:42:34 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Teacher Musical Theater Mesa, Az
0 people out of 1 found this review helpful

Compared to the standard "blue box" Van Doren reed, the V12 is a little easier to blow. So, if you find yourself blowing too hard with a blue-box #3, try the V12 #3 and it will be easier. I use a Selmer S80-115 mouthpiece (open), and the V12 #2.5 is good except for high register, #3 is better.

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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

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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"excellent reed"


by kyl ess - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
student classical glen head
1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

The reed is very good. There are a few bad reeds in the box. but that is common with reeds.

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