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Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds Strength 3.5+ Box of 10

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A reed designed for the demanding performer.

The 56 Rue Lepic clarinet reed is designed from thicker cane to emit a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability in all registers. Its quick response ensures precision in the most difficult passages with extraordinarily round and warm sound. They come in humidity-balanced factory fresh packaging so all reeds play as if you selected them in Paris at 56 Rue Lepic.

56 Rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren, has long been the Mecca of reed innovation. It seems only fitting that this next-step reed bear the name of such a significant location. From the Mecca of reed making comes the Mecca of clarinet sound.

Thickness at the tip: 0.0043" (.11mm)
Thickness at the heel: 0.128" (3.25mm)

FEATURES
  • Designed from thicker cane
  • Rich, centered, and extremely pure sound
  • Maximum stability in all registers
  • Quick response
  • Extraordinarily round and warm sound
  • Shipped in humidity-balanced packaging
  • Thickness at the tip: 0.0043" (.11mm)
  • Thickness at the heel: 0.128" (3.25mm)

The ultimate reed for all styles and situations, designed by a legendary reed house. Order now.

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Vandoren56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Plus for consistency

By Started playing 51 years ago

from Phoenix, Arizona

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Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I have not been able to find another brand of reeds to compare to the consistency of this reed.
This brand of Vandoren reed is so consistent that you very seldom need to do much work on the reed at all. Open the package and every read I have tried responds, good grain and excellent hearts.
Tone is mellow, and deep and rich in sound a very good reed for orchestral and concert band performing.
A little more expensive but vey worth the money because you are not throwing away 50% or more of a mormal box because of flaws. Every reed int the box witll respond.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply The Best !!

By Sukemmi

from Deloit, IA

Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

I've been using these reeds for about a year now, and they are the best reeds I have ever used. I reccomend checking the Vandoren reed comparison chart on the Vandoren webpage first, as (for example) the Vandoren Traditional's 3.5 is a different strangth from the Vandoren 56 Rue de Lepic's 3.5 - I myself use a 3.5+ and it sings beautifully.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best reeds so far

By raydinya

from Ames, IA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      I bought these reeds for my daughter for day-to-day practice on her clarinet. The clarinet came with a set of three regular (traditional) Vandoren reeds. She could barely make a sound with those. With 56 Rue Lepic she makes good quality sounds, and they last longer. Very good reeds!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great reeds!!!!

      By klarinettanian7171

      from Lemoore, CA

      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      i love the way these reeds sound! i bought some just a couple of days ago and only have been playing them for a couple of days and i am definitely sure these reeds are the best ive used so far. i would recommend anyone to use these reeds.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Reed I Ever Played

      By PWS

      from Oakdale, CA

      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      About a year ago, a friend gave me two 56 Rue de Lepic reeds. When I put them on and tried them out, I found them to be the best reeds I had ever played. They play easily through the register. They sing in the altissimmo, and produce a full, rich sound in the low ranges. I highly recommend this product to any serious musician.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bad Value for the Best Reasons

      By O3k0fO_iB

      from Washington

      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      For the past three years I had switched around playing different instruments for high school band but ultimately I ended up back at clarinet this year, which is my original instrument. I bought a box of these reeds and used my first one in the beginning of September. Now it is mid November and I am still playing the same reed! It still looks and plays as though it is brand new but broken in. I am absolutely amazed at the quality of these reeds. I'm just disappointed that I bought a box of ten reeds and will probably only use two more this year!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great reeds, great service

      By XML808

      from Honolulu, HI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

          These reeds are a great improvement for the more experienced clarinet player. A good balance of performance versus price. Musician's Friend's service is top notch. I got my order in perfect condition and it arrived before the promise date. I had to order online since my local supplier ran out and Musician's Friend came through for me!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love my first Vandoren reeds.

          By RSR

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

          I have found the security of a reed that I can count on. My confidence has moved up with the predictability of the Vandoren reed. I am sold.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          QUALITY SOUND FOR QUALITY PRICE

          By Wookieman008

          from Arlington, TX

          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

          These are quiet possibly the best reeds Vandoren has to offer. Quality and sound is superb and the reeds themselves are very durable. I play on a 3 myself and it sounds amazing. I have been playing on the same reed for about two weeks now and it still sounds just as sweet.

           
          5.0

          My new reed!

          By Karen

          from Brooklyn, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

              Wow! I rarely believe the product descriptions provided by manufacturers. But this reed delivers as promised. Specifically, this reed really does provide excellent stability in all registers with a quick response. The programs I play usually involve many different styles of music--classical, jazz, ragtime, folk, and more. This reed gives me a nice round, smooth tone in my low, slow jazz pieces and a wonderful easy response in ragtime tunes that jump between registers three times in the same measure. I've been using V12s for years, because I've always been a sucker for the deep, round tones of the harder reed. But after more than 20 years of playing, I've struggled with symptoms of embouchure collapse/fatigue. I tried a lower size of V12, but still starting losing control after about an hour of playing. The 56 Rue Lepic still gives me most (though not all) of the full tone that I want, with an easier response, allowing me to keep playing longer with a stable tone.

               
              4.0

              Orchestral Playing

              By NJ clarinetist

              from NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                I use these when I cannot get V12's to work well. They are more consistent than the V12. However, they run on the soft side. For example, if you play a 4 1/2 on a V12 order a 5 on these. The sound of them is close to a V12, but they generally die quicker. V12's can last seemingly forever sometimes. Like all reeds, open the box, play them all, put them away, repeat until the cane sets. If one feels great straight out of the box you can be assured that you will have to clip it later, or place it higher on the lay of the mouthpiece. The big downfall of these is that they do not come in half sizes, only 3, 4 etc.

                 
                5.0

                Best Reeds

                By Clarinet Player Bflat

                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                  Love these reeds, provide improved sound. Great quality.

                   
                  5.0

                  My first and only source for reeds!

                  By Paul G.

                  from Ga

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                  See all my reviews

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                      The first choice for me every time!

                       
                      5.0

                      I will buy this excellent product again and again.

                      By Betto

                      from Waipahu, HI

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                          High School marching band and the product is so easy to use with super sound.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Loved these

                          By Kencin

                          from Navarre FL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                              Love Musicians Friend prices and quick delivery

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              reeds

                              By Maj

                              from Austin,Tx

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                                Took to long to arrive

                                 
                                5.0

                                Wow.

                                By Alyssa Lopez

                                from tx

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                                Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                                These reeds are amazing. Definately get some, your tone will not be sorry

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