V•12 reeds are manufactured from cane tubes with the same diameter as cane used for alto saxophone reeds. 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 vibrates, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and increases the longevity of the reed.
The introduction of the 3.5+ strength allows a smaller and more specific gradation, resulting in reeds that are more consistent within the same strength.
The V•12 line is also available for Eb and Bass clarinet.
Available in strengths: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 3.5+, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.0+