Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reed

£30.25    (please select option)
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Availability 6 In Stock
Sale Units Boxes of 10
Code ARE03425
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Designed from thicker cane with a heel taper very similar to German-style reeds, 56 Rue Lepic reeds emit a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability and quick response in all registers.

Strength gradations are smaller and more specific, resulting in reeds that are very consistent.The thinner heart and thicker tip suits mouthpieces with an American style facing curve and will give quite an immediate and present tone.

Due to these design features including the thicker tip and thicker spine these 56 reeds tend to suit mouthpieces with an 'American' style facing. So Vandoren M series, M13,M15, M30 - plus the new CL range of mouthpieces from Vandoren and the BD5. Also many smaller American brands like Morgan, Portnoy, Bhen etc and the new Reserve Mouthpieces from D Addario.

  • Individually wrapped to protect from temperature and humidity changes.
  • Supplied in boxes of 10.
  • American style cut; thicker tip and thinner heart than Traditionals or V12.
  • Suits American style facing curve mouthpieces.
  • French made quality reeds.


more reliable than most reeds out the box, enable good dynamic range.

The best reeds for me. . . .

Great range of high quality products

I ordered clarinet & saxophone reeds plus a mouthpiece hygiene spray which arrived very quickly.

However ...the spray had leaked over the reed box, so I’m hindsight, perhaps the top could have been tightened and the spray bottle put in a plastic bag before going in the Jiffy post envelope.

I have tried various reeds over the years and find these produce the liquid should I want. The reeds are responsive too.

Good product good price great service

They have a very beautiful and consistent sound. My son finds them easier to blow than V12. Hopfully they will do a perfect job in the higher altitudes. I say this because my son participates in MusicAlp Festival which is in the French Alpes and last year he had to file his V12 reeds to make a good sound, so hopefully these ones will do the job perfectly!

Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic clarinet reeds are mostly consistent with the odd exception.

The first two reeds played straight from the box,and seem to be continuing to perform as expected. I have used these before and I think better than Gonzales.

For my son - he seems happy with these reeds.

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