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Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds  Strength 3.5 Box of 10

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Specially designed for the advanced clarinetist, this reed is recommended for long facing mouthpieces such as the 5RVLyre and B45....Read More

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For the accomplished clarinetist.

Specially designed for the advanced clarinetist, this reed is recommended for long facing mouthpieces such as the 5RVLyre and B45.


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VandorenV12 Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Vandoren V-12 Reeds

I studied seriously when I was in high school and college. I had to quit clarinet for my graduate work and starting my professional life. Vandoren makes an OK product; but just as...Read complete review

I studied seriously when I was in high school and college. I had to quit clarinet for my graduate work and starting my professional life. Vandoren makes an OK product; but just as I remember, their reeds are inconsistent. Before buying Vandorens, be sure to buy a reed knife and some fine sandpaper. The V-12s seemed a bit better than the blue box. But I've opened three, and at least one really should have been rated a 3 rather than a 3 1/2, which was the strength box that I purchased.

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Goes Soft too Quickly

These reeds are amazing for about 30 minutes and then are very poor quality. They become soggy and I live in Florida which is humid and it molds within a day even with a...Read complete review

These reeds are amazing for about 30 minutes and then are very poor quality. They become soggy and I live in Florida which is humid and it molds within a day even with a special case for humid places.

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2.0

Goes Soft too Quickly

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from Merritt Island, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Sound For 30 Min

Cons

  • After 30 Min It Is Poor
  • Doesn't Dry Quick

Best Uses

    Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    These reeds are amazing for about 30 minutes and then are very poor quality. They become soggy and I live in Florida which is humid and it molds within a day even with a special case for humid places.

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    4.0

    Vandoren V-12 Reeds

    By 

    from Dayton Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • The Vandorens Are Ok

    Cons

    • Very Inconsistent

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      I studied seriously when I was in high school and college. I had to quit clarinet for my graduate work and starting my professional life. Vandoren makes an OK product; but just as I remember, their reeds are inconsistent. Before buying Vandorens, be sure to buy a reed knife and some fine sandpaper. The V-12s seemed a bit better than the blue box. But I've opened three, and at least one really should have been rated a 3 rather than a 3 1/2, which was the strength box that I purchased.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By 

      from vienna, austria

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

        I sm very happy to find this unusual size of reed in stock and shipped so quickly

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        4.0

        Small thing, makes a BIG difference

        By 

        from Cypress, Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

            My son's clarinet tutor told him about these, they have improved his sound greatly. He has a competition coming up and I think the reed will help in his performance.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EXCELLENT SERVICE

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            from CHICAGO

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

              V-12 IS A GREAT REED FOR ANY ADVANCED MOUTHPIECE

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Reeds

              By 

              from Collinsville, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                Always quick & easy.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                favorites

                By 

                from Port Angeles, Wa.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                  I keep trying other reeds, and keep coming back. My mouthpiece is a Vandoren B46.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Reeds I have Ever Used

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                  These reeds have always provided me with the best sound and full tone I can possible get from these reeds. their individual packaging has helped keep the pre-use warping lower then usual, and 99.9% of the time, all of the reeds are in perfect, unmatched quality.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Quality has diminished

                  By 

                  from Wilmington, DE

                  Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                  The price has increased to go with the new individual packaging of each reed, which has diminished the life and quality of the reeds. It is also more difficult to find a good reed in the box. It's not worth the price.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Reeds, Great Price

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                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                  These are the best reeds I've come across. I love the quality of them. They are much more expensive in stores, it's totally worth it to buy them here.

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