The Vandoren Traditional reed is the most widely played reed in the world with a superiority proven over the years, these reeds suit all styles of music.
The Vandoren Traditional reeds are known for their excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes.
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 reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to a very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration), balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel). These reeds are recognisable by a straight line that delineates the limit of the area of bark.
The Traditional Vandoren Reed has a tip thickness of 0.09mm (0.0035") and a heel thickness of 2.8mm (0.110"). This is the thinnest tip with the thickest heart, resulting in crisp articulation with a full, dark sound.
Available in strengths of 1 - 5 and in boxes of 10 (sopranino, soprano and alto) and boxes of 5 (tenor, baritone)