V12 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 V12 line is also available for Eb and Bass clarinet.
Available in strengths 2.5 to 5+.