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Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds

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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 clarineti...Click To Read More About This Product

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A clarinet reed designed for the advanced player.

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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VandorenV12 Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.5

(based on 65 reviews)

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow.

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...Read complete review

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.

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Con

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....Read complete review

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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5.0

high quality reeds meet my needs

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from Indiana

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

V12, strength 4 Vandoren reeds have been my "go to" for 20+ years.
Consistency was down for several years but the last 7 or 8 orders have been very good

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5.0

Great price

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from Louisiana

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

Excellent price and fast delivery! This was my second order and will continue to order for all my clarinet supplies!

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5.0

I buy this product again and again

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from Strongsville Ohio

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I always buy these clarinet reeds

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5.0

Great service

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from Folsom, Louisiana.

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I decided to increase my reed number to help with clarinet high notes. The web site is easy to use. The reeds were delivered quickly and the quality is excellent.

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5.0

Great Reeds!

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from New Boston, MI

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

My daughter gets a great sound from her Clarinet from these reeds.

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5.0

Excellent reeds

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from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I have used these reeds for a few years size 3. Now i increased my strength. Very rich, controlled sound, easy to manipulate.

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4.0

First purchase of this model of Vandoren Reeds

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from Gulf Coast south Florida

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

Different feel and responsiveness than the traditional "blue box" reeds I've bought for years. Will play through this box and perhaps another before rendering a judgment. The the first 3 of 4 were actually very playable right out of the box. Makes one wonder why the number of "good" reeds per box in the other model is so
few.

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5.0

Great reeds!

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from Mount Holly NC

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

Daughter uses these in High School band and loves them. Says they are "harder" to break in, but the sound is great & in tune.

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3.0

Beginner's review, so grain of salt.

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from Tularosa, NM

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I'd describe myself as an advanced beginner or low intermediate. I've been playing Rico Royal 2.5s, and find 3 or so good reeds per box; maybe another 2 usable with sanding. Moved up to these premium reeds to see what they might do for me.

I'm three V12 reeds into the box, and so far, one seems nice, one's OK with sanding, and one was unusable. So likely the box will contain the same percentage of rejects as the Ricos.

At a strength of 2.5, they are significantly stiffer than the Ricos, and demand better embouchure and more pressure than I can always provide. OTOH, they make nicer and easier clarion notes G->C. I'll consider them a learning tool and see if I can bring my technique to their level.

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5.0

good product

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from Yellow Springs, OH

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Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

This is a softer reed than my clarinet (Selmer G10) and mouthpiece (Gigliotti #2) require to play in tune, but I have had embouchure problems following a stroke, and I am glad that Vandoren offers reeds in a range of strengths. I think their reeds have been more consistent in quality in recent years.

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