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Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds

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

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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
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again

I'm basically relearning the clarinet after over 50 years. I've gotten in over 1000 hours (I keep a spread sheet on this) since I restarted myself & I'm close to or better...Read complete review

I'm basically relearning the clarinet after over 50 years. I've gotten in over 1000 hours (I keep a spread sheet on this) since I restarted myself & I'm close to or better than I was in high school. I've tried many reeds over that 1000 hours & this is the first time I've tried the Vandoren V12. I selected strength 4 & use it with the Vandoren M15 profile 88 mouthpiece. Even though the reeds come in humidity controlled packaging they are on the dry side & do need to be soaked well during the break in process. Once broken in they play very well, all 10 of them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Reeds, Great Price

By Anonymous

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Reeds I have Ever Used

By Brandon-5a64s

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice reeds

By Fiddletime

from CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    I have found that most of the reeds in the box can be used. They are much more reliable than the blue box Vandorens in holding the tone. I can usually use about 7 from the box (versus 5 from the blue box). I've tried many brands of reeds, but keep coming back to Vandorens, and to the V12. I find they are great for a couple of days, and break them in for a gig. If I'm lucky, I'll get a second gig out of a reed, but often they are my practice reeds after that.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT SERVICE

    By MD CLARINET NWCSO.ORG

    from CHICAGO

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    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

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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      By Signe

      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best quality sound possible

        By Ruths3Angels

        from Longview, Texas

        Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

        I love these reeds - I don't use anything else! Stores in my area have stoppped carrying them. I hate that! These are the best quality sound possible.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quality has diminished

        By clarinet_diva04

        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

        It's the best type of reed there is. When you buy it at the store, it's pretty expensive, but for this price, it's great! Order it!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Reeds

        By Sparklypink711

        from Iowa

        Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

        These reeds are the best I've come across. They really do marvelous things for your tone. However, I am disatisfied with the amount of 'good' reeds per box. In a box of ten of these reeds, usually only 2-5 sound good (for me anyways) I just wish I could get more for my money.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Customer Service

        By Richard

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

            I use V12 clarinet reeds for practice and performance.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By GeorgeD

            from Buford, GA

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Reeds need to be soaked to break in properly

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

            I'm basically relearning the clarinet after over 50 years. I've gotten in over 1000 hours (I keep a spread sheet on this) since I restarted myself & I'm close to or better than I was in high school. I've tried many reeds over that 1000 hours & this is the first time I've tried the Vandoren V12. I selected strength 4 & use it with the Vandoren M15 profile 88 mouthpiece. Even though the reeds come in humidity controlled packaging they are on the dry side & do need to be soaked well during the break in process. Once broken in they play very well, all 10 of them.

             
            4.0

            Great for starters..

            By SpaAng

            from Deerfield, KS

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

              Great product for beginners

               
              2.0

              Goes Soft too Quickly

              By Clarinetsenior

              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.

                 
                4.0

                Vandoren V-12 Reeds

                By Geoff

                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.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By wellsnodak

                  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

                     
                    4.0

                    Small thing, makes a BIG difference

                    By Guinea Mom

                    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.

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Reeds

                        By Cat

                        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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best reeds ever.

                          By punkgal171

                          from San Jose, CA

                          Comments about Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                          I use Vandoren reeds. I've used just about everything else, and nothing is better than the tone and quality and just overall sound of Vandoren reeds.

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