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Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds

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Vandoren has created the clarinet reed for the 21st Century. Incorporating the shape and thickness of the 56 Rue Lepic combined with the profile of t...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Two of Vandorens's best designs meet in the V21.

Vandoren has created the clarinet reed for the 21st Century. Incorporating the shape and thickness of the 56 Rue Lepic combined with the profile of the V12, the result is a reed that has tremendous clarity, warmth and depth. Boxes of 10, strengths 2.5 - 5.


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VandorenV21 Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hefty Reed!

This reed is exactly as Vandoren describes. I see it as a full size Blackmaster reed. The tone is dark and resonant. Sounds very clear in recordings. Projects extremely well while having core...Read complete review

This reed is exactly as Vandoren describes. I see it as a full size Blackmaster reed. The tone is dark and resonant. Sounds very clear in recordings. Projects extremely well while having core to the tone. I play traditional and V12 3 1/2. I have 3.5 in the V21 I might go down to 3.0 in strength but... Not sure. They take a little longer to break in but they seem like they will last a long, long time! I feel that players who play on closer mouthpieces will especially like these reeds. This is a great "hefty" reed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Vandoren 21 reeds

I bought my first box of V21s a few weeks ago, and was disappointed. The woodwind consult I spoke to was very helpful in figuring out the correct strength that I needed, but...Read complete review

I bought my first box of V21s a few weeks ago, and was disappointed. The woodwind consult I spoke to was very helpful in figuring out the correct strength that I needed, but I felt like the tip of the reeds were a bit more soft/mushier than expected. They are advertised as being dark and resonant, but I thought that there was a "woody" quality to the sound. On the upside of things, going through the box, I found them to be more consistently alike, so if you like them, I think you will get more that work per box. I am going to break a few of them in, and give them a chance. Maybe with a few adjustments, they will sound better. :)

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5.0

Wonderful product

By 

from Clatinet

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

Good x clarinet

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5.0

Good reeds

By 

from Covina, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

Since I use #4 reeds in another brand, I thought the 3.75+ would work well for me. They're a bit too strong! I can work with them and use them, but it will take some effort. That's not necessarily a bad thing!

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5.0

Wonderful consistency!

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from Tahoka, Texas

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Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

The V21's are probably the most consistent reeds I have found from Vandoren. The response is excellent throughout, especially the ability to play pianissimo in the altissimo register of the clarinet.

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5.0

Excellent price and convenience

By 

from Trussville, AL

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Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

WWBW is a great place to purchase your musician's supplies and instruments.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very predictable reeds.

By 

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    V21 is a very predictable reed. As many as 7/10 box are ready to play. Sound is very rich.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great reeds

    By 

    from Kalamazoo MI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      I discovered these reeds last year. Prefer them to the regular
      vandoren reeds.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful reeds!

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      from Greensboro, GA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

          These are wonderful reeds. Very consistent.

           
          5.0

          So far, so good!

          By 

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

              I have gone through 6 of the 10 reeds in this box and so far, every one of them has played well right out of the box. I have used V12s for years and have been frustrated with the fluctuations in strength and tone quality. I was usually only happy with maybe two reeds out of an entire box. With the V21's, I have been very impressed with the tone quality and responsiveness right out of the box. I will definitely be buying more of these!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great sound

              By 

              from La Crosse, WI

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              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Darker Sound

                Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                These reeds tend to run slightly harder than the 56 line. They are consistent in the box and easy to pull out every reed to play on. The sound is great - nice and dark and warm.

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                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best reed I have ever played on

                By 

                from Austin, texas

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                No sandpepering. IMMEDIATELY playable

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                • No

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