Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds


Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds (Price per single reed)

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Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds (Price per single reed)

Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds.  Superiority proven over the years . These reeds suit all styles of music. Traditionals are known for their excellent response in all registers :
• excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes.
• extremely flexible, allowing the legato or staccato execution of large intervals
• gives body and clarity to the sound.

Technical Elements


Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds are widely regarded as some of the best reeds available for clarinet players of all skill levels. These reeds are known for their consistency, quality, and ability to produce a rich, full-bodied sound.

Key Features:

  1. Material:
    • Made from premium quality cane, Vandoren reeds are carefully selected and processed to ensure high performance and durability.
  2. Design:
    • The traditional cut of these reeds features a thinner tip and a thicker heel. This design helps produce a warm, centered sound and offers excellent response in all registers.
    • The precision manufacturing process ensures that each reed has the same level of quality and consistency.
  3. Strengths:
    • Available in a variety of strengths, ranging from 1.0 to 5.0. This allows players to choose the reed strength that best matches their playing style and embouchure.
    • The most common strengths used by players typically range between 2.5 and 3.5.
  4. Versatility:
    • Suitable for a wide range of musical genres, including classical, jazz, and contemporary music.
    • Ideal for both solo and ensemble playing, offering great versatility for different performance settings.
  5. Packaging:
    • Each reed is individually sealed in a humidity-controlled pack to ensure it remains in optimal condition until it is ready to be used.


  • Consistency: Vandoren’s rigorous quality control process ensures that each reed meets high standards, offering reliable performance and longevity.
  • Rich Tone: These reeds are known for their ability to produce a warm, rich, and clear tone, enhancing the overall sound quality of the clarinet.
  • Easy Response: The design allows for easy articulation and quick response, making it easier for players to produce a clean, precise sound.
  • Widely Trusted: Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds are used by professional clarinetists, educators, and students worldwide, making them a trusted choice in the clarinet community.

Usage Tips:

  • Proper Care: To extend the life of your reeds, ensure they are properly moistened before playing and stored in a reed case to maintain their shape and moisture.
  • Rotation: Use multiple reeds in rotation to give each reed time to rest and recover between uses, which can help prolong their lifespan.
  • Strength Selection: Choose the right reed strength based on your playing style and mouthpiece. A reed that is too hard or too soft can affect your sound and playing comfort.

Vandoren Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds are an excellent choice for clarinetists seeking high-quality, reliable reeds that deliver consistent performance and a beautiful tone. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, these reeds can help you achieve the best sound possible from your instrument.

Reed Strength

1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5

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Next day delivery is only available on orders placed Monday – Friday before noon. Orders placed on a Saturday & Sunday will be dispatched on Monday (except on a holiday weekend) Next Day Delivery is subject to stock and courier availability.

95% of our orders are delivered next day, please allow extra time at busy seasonal periods.*

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Please read our Returns Policy carefully before ordering through our online store.

Cancellation before dispatch. Our aim is to package and dispatch the goods within 1 to 3 working days of receiving an order.  If you wish to cancel an order within this time frame please contact us by email from our contact page. If the goods have not been dispatched then we will cancel your order and refund the invoice value. Confirmation of this refund will be email to you. For orders that have been dispatched please follow our returns policy. If you refuse to accept the delivery we will charge you for the return postage cost to us.

Returning Unwanted Goods In accordance with the Distance Selling legislation.  We are happy for you to return unwanted goods within 14 days from date of delivery so long as they are returned in an unused new condition with the original packaging and all manuals and accessories, cables, PSU’s (if applicable), the original invoice and a completed returns form.  Please note it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the goods are returned safely to us and the customer must pay postage costs.

Upon receiving the return goods we will issue a refund to your credit card/method of payment for the invoice value.  To obtain a return form contact us by email at Please note there is no refund or exchange on Books or Sheet Music due to Copyright!  Returning Faulty Goods If you discover the goods you have purchased to be faulty upon receiving, please contact us at once by email so we can resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  All goods sold are covered by the standard manufactures warranty against faulty materials or poor workmanship.
The manufactures warranty will not cover damage due to misuse, accidental damage, wear and tear.  Faulty goods must be returned with proof of purchase and returns form.  We will endeavour to resolve the issue upon receipt of the faulty goods by either replacing the product with a new or equivalent model or a refund for the original invoice value to your credit card/method of payment.

Returns Step by Step Process:
1: Inform us that you wish to return the goods and clearly state the type of return in the email i.e. Refund or Faulty. We will send you a returns form by email.

2: Complete the returns form and print a copy to go along with the returning goods and place inside the returning box.

3: If at all possible use the original delivery box or obtain a new box (at your own expense). We would ask you not to write, label or tape the retail packaging when returning unwanted purchases. If this happens, it will influence your refund claim.

4: Make sure to firmly pad the returning goods to avoid damage in transit

5: Tape the box securely and clearly mark our return address on the outside of the box. If you are using the original box, please make sure to remove or unmark your delivery address.

6: Organise shipping for the returning goods and retain a receipt from the courier company as proof of postage, as unfortunately we will not be able to accept responsibility for packages lost in transit.

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About Us

About the Sound Shop Drogheda (Ireland Ltd.)

The Sound Shop was established in 1968 by Tommy Leddy and Sean McEvoy, Tommy and Sean had being hiring PA equipment for some time from their homes and seeing there was a gap in the market for musical equipment and instruments they went on to open their first shop in 14 North Quay Drogheda, and so the Sound Shop was born.

The business grew quickly so it wasn’t long before a much larger premises was needed and just a few doors away from the original shop stood Mayoralty House a historic building with charm that became the home of music in Ireland for the next 37 years,  With the success of the business and rise in popularity of out of town shopping the Sound Shop needed to be part of this movement so the decision was made to finally leave North Quay and built a brand new 12,000 sq ft mega store along with a 900 seat theater the TLT where both business still reside today 2023.

Ireland’s Favourite Music Store! The Sound Shop in Drogheda Co. Louth has been supplying musicians, both beginners and professionals from all over Ireland for more than 55 years. Come visit our 12,000 sq ft mega store, Ireland’s biggest and best!!

The Sound Shop is a 100% Irish Owned Company

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