Available Strengths: 

1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5

 

David Howard

Traditional

The most widely played reeds in the world with a superiority proven over the years, these reeds suit all styles of music. Traditionals are known for their excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes. They are also extremely flexible, allowing the legato or staccato execution of large intervals while maintaining a richness of tone that gives body and clarity to the sound, which is a hallmark of Vandoren reeds.

 

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Vandoren reed manufacturing process
by VANDORENTV

Available Strengths: 

2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5

 

Michael Lowenstern

V•12

V•12 reeds are manufactured from cane tubes with the same diameter as cane used for alto saxophone reeds. As a result, they have a thicker heel and are cut on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than the Traditional. The longer palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and also increases thelongevity of the reed.

The introduction of the 3½+ strength allows a smaller and more specific gradation, resulting in reeds that are more consistent within the same strength.

The V•12 has expanded to include the Eb and Bass clarinet reeds, which offer a warm, rich and powerful sound.

 

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