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Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds Strength 2.5 Box of 10

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The 56 Rue Lepic clarinet reed is designed from thicker cane to emit a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability in all registers. Its quick response ensures precision... Click To Read More About This Product

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The 56 Rue Lepic clarinet reed is designed from thicker cane to emit a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability in all registers. Its quick response ensures precision in the most difficult passages with extraordinarily round and warm sound. They come in humidity-balanced factory fresh packaging so all reeds play as if you selected them in Paris at 56 Rue Lepic.

56 Rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren, has long been the Mecca of reed innovation. It seems only fitting that this next-step reed bear the name of such a significant location. From the Mecca of reed making comes the Mecca of clarinet sound.

Thickness at the tip: 0.0043" (.11mm)
Thickness at the heel: 0.128" (3.25mm)

Features
  • Designed from thicker cane
  • Rich, centered, and extremely pure sound
  • Maximum stability in all registers
  • Quick response
  • Extraordinarily round and warm sound
  • Shipped in humidity-balanced packaging
  • Thickness at the tip: 0.0043" (.11mm)
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Vandoren56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds
 
4.8

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tone Quality

Although I just received these reeds earlier this week, I can already tell how great my tone quality is while playing these. I played 3 1/2 blue box, and switched to size...Read complete review

Although I just received these reeds earlier this week, I can already tell how great my tone quality is while playing these. I played 3 1/2 blue box, and switched to size 4 56 rue lepics. A size 4 rue lepic plays like a 3.75 blue box reed would. The difference in price is between the two is well worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These are not the correct reeds for an Alto Sax.

Can't use.

Can't use.

Reviewed by 54 customers

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4.0

Orchestral Playing

By NJ clarinetist

from NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

    I use these when I cannot get V12's to work well. They are more consistent than the V12. However, they run on the soft side. For example, if you play a 4 1/2 on a V12 order a 5 on these. The sound of them is close to a V12, but they generally die quicker. V12's can last seemingly forever sometimes. Like all reeds, open the box, play them all, put them away, repeat until the cane sets. If one feels great straight out of the box you can be assured that you will have to clip it later, or place it higher on the lay of the mouthpiece. The big downfall of these is that they do not come in half sizes, only 3, 4 etc.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    10/10

    By Rawer XD.

    from Seoul, Korea

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

      10/10 would use again

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      These are not the correct reeds for an Alto Sax.

      By SaxPlayer

      from brownstown, mi

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

          Can't use.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loved these

          By Kencin

          from Navarre FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

              Love Musicians Friend prices and quick delivery

               
              5.0

              Great reeds! Timely shipping as well.

              By Hannah the Hornblower

              from Eastern US

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                Great reeds! Timely shipping as well. All of the reeds were useable!

                 
                5.0

                Great for Jumpin' Jivin' an' Wailin'

                By Bum Nugget III

                from Whetever, Cansis

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Awesome Tone Unless You
                • Dark Tone
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Jazzy Tone
                • Makes You Sound Pro
                • Plays Great All Octaves
                • Sickening Tone
                • Smooth Tone
                • Squeak
                • Wailable

                Cons

                • Sometimes Inconsistent
                • Within The Box

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concert Band
                • Concerts
                • Jazz Band
                • Jazz Combo
                • Jiving
                • Jumping
                • Marching Band
                • Most Of All Wailing
                • Practicing
                • Whatever You Feel Like

                Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                These reeds have been probably the best reeds that I've used so far. They give me a rich, dark, yet happy tone that allows me to make all kinds of music. I usually jazz it up with these Rue Lepics, but they really work well for concert band as well. One of my favorite things to do on the ol' clarinet is to Wail it away. These dang 56's help me out SO much while wailing. It is pretty dang exciting. Not to brag, but I out play all of the other clarinet players in my band and I think that it is because of these handy dandy reeds. These reeds help me match the professional tone that everyone wants. So buy them and you'll be happier with your tone. Have a great afternoon, evening, night, morning or day. See you later.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great reeds, great service

                By XML808

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                    These reeds are a great improvement for the more experienced clarinet player. A good balance of performance versus price. Musician's Friend's service is top notch. I got my order in perfect condition and it arrived before the promise date. I had to order online since my local supplier ran out and Musician's Friend came through for me!

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    reeds

                    By Maj

                    from Austin,Tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                      Took to long to arrive

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best reeds so far

                      By raydinya

                      from Ames, IA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                          I bought these reeds for my daughter for day-to-day practice on her clarinet. The clarinet came with a set of three regular (traditional) Vandoren reeds. She could barely make a sound with those. With 56 Rue Lepic she makes good quality sounds, and they last longer. Very good reeds!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I love my first Vandoren reeds.

                          By RSR

                          from Cincinnati, Ohio

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Vandoren 56 Rue Lepic Bb Clarinet Reeds:

                          I have found the security of a reed that I can count on. My confidence has moved up with the predictability of the Vandoren reed. I am sold.

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