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Vandoren V12 Bb Clarinet Reeds  Strength 4.5 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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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90%

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 (7)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), 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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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.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By George

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

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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.

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    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

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      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.

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        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.

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          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

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            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.

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                (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

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                  (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.

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                    (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.

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