The most widely played reeds in the world with a superiority proven over the years, these reeds suit all styles of music. 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.
The Traditional Range of Clarinet Reeds lists from 1 through to 5 in increments of ½ with 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. The variation in reed strength depends on the standard of the player. Strength 1 reeds are made thinner and therefore weaker, allowing the performer to get a note easier without squeaking, but consequently loosing sound quality and intonation. A strength 5 reed is difficult to achieve a note, but the tone and ability to stay in tune is much greater. All the reeds between these extremes work on a sliding scale based on these principals.
- Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds
- Box of 10 reeds
- All-Purpose Reed With A Rich Tone
- Great For All Genres