Vandoren Clarinet Reed Buyers Guide

Which reed is the best for you and your playing level? Let’s find out with the Vandoren Clarinet Reed Buyers Guide.

Vandoren Traditional Reeds – Also known as “Blue Box” reeds feature a thin tip and a thick heart for quick and precise articulation. A great choice for professional or beginning and intermediate players because of their versatility.

Vandoren V12 Reeds – An overall thicker cut reed than Traditional reeds for a little more color and flexibility in your sound.

Vandoren 56 Rue Le Pic Reeds – These reeds are cut from a German style blank which are more thicker and taper down towards the end of the reed. The result is a more centered and colorful sound with a quick response.

Vandoren V21Reeds – The newest and most unique reed on the Vandoren line, V21’s are like the V12 but cut from a thicker blank that tapers more toward the heel. This combination gives you the warm and dark sound of the V12 with the addition of a more centered, compact feel.

Vandoren offers players a wide variety of choices when selecting the proper reed, whether you’re a beginning student or consummate professional.


• Vandoren Traditional Reeds
• Thin tip and thick heart
• Quick and precise articulation
• Versatile
• Vandoren V12 Reeds
• Overall thicker cut reed
• A little more color and flexibility
• Vandoren 56 Rue Le Pic Reeds
• Cut from a German style blank
• Thicker and taper down
• Centered and colorful sound
• Quick response
• Vandoren V21Reeds
• Newest and most unique
• Like the V12
• Cut from a thicker blank
• Combination of warm and dark sound of the V12
• Addition of a more centered, compact feel

Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds | Product 462584

Vandoren V12 Series Eb Clarinet Reeds | Product H69956

Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds | Product 462747

Vandoren V21 Bb Clarinet Reeds | Product J18846


Pablo Arturo Paez says:

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Kn says:

I have 3.5 but I can’t play it cuz I’m trash.

Egs 6240 says:

I started playing clarinet 6 years ago with a 2.5 thickness now im a 4.5

Adam Liang says:

Music for 1:46 Thanks

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