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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000523.txt from 1998/03

From: Shouryu Nohe <>
Subj: Re: Vandoren "Professional"?
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 18:41:04 -0500

On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, CoolStu67 wrote:
> This one kid who I used to talk to one time said he tried out a new reed at a
> music store. He said it was Vandoren's professional model. "It played great,
> too bad I can't afford $14 a reed", he also said. Is there any truth to this?

If it's for Contrabass Clarinet or Bass Sax, it could be true. If it's
for soprano clarinet, then either that store is doing something illegal,
or he can't read price tags.

If it was a harmony clarinet reed, it was just Vandoren. There is no
'professional' level. For regular clarinet reeds, there are the Hand
Selects, V12s, German Blacks, and Vienna Whites. Even still, none of
those should EVER run that price per reed. Per box, yeah, but not per

Shouryu Nohe
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