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Vandoren VK1 Synthetic Bb Clarinet Reed

Original price £35.95 - Original price £35.95
Original price
£35.95 - £35.95
Current price £35.95

The new VK synthetic reed is made of a composite material specially developed by Vandoren. It is the result of 7 years of research. 

This composite fibre material does not imitate the structure of cane - it reproduces its essential physical characteristics to obtain the same acoustic behavior.

  • Vandoren VK reeds are fully recyclable
  • VK reeds are made in France in Bormes les Mimosas
  • Same acoustic behavior as natural reeds

Sold as a single reed per box.

The VK reed is completely new, both in terms of the material of which it is made and the method of obtaining the material, and is covered by an international patent.

The VK reed, and the material of which it is made, are produced in France in Bormes-Les-Mimosas. These reeds are 100% recyclable.

There are six Vandoren VK strengths available. All strengths fall between 2.5-3.5 traditional reed strength.

The VK strengths correspond to subdivisions by thirds of the usual half strengths

The VK reeds strengths corresponds to sixths of cane reed strength

The performance of the VK reed:

  • Stable - The material is moisture resistant, rot-proof, does not warp when dried and is saliva resistant.
  • Durable - The VK performs considerably longer than cane reeds with a high level of consistency. The VK reed should be stored on a flat surface. We recommend the use of a flat surfaced reed holder (not a standard reed holder).
  • Easy to use - The reeds can be used directly out of the packaging, without any preparation. The material is washable and can be disinfected with alcohol or with any food compliant disinfectant.
  • Consistent - Unparalleled consistency resulting in reliable strength, sound, articulation, projection and high note stability.