Vandoren VK1 Bb Clarinet Synthetic Reed

Article number: CVK10035
Availability: Out of stock
  • VK is a synthetic reed made of a composite material specially developed by Vandoren. It is the result of 7 years of research.This composite material does not imitate the structure of the reed. It reproduces the essential physical characteristics of the reed to obtain the same acoustic behavior.
  • 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.

Due to limited availability VK products are currently available only in the USA


Six Strengths Available

  • 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 VK reed is currently only available for Clarinet.


  • The material is moisture resistant, rot-proof, does not warp when dried and is saliva resistant.


  • The VK performs considerably longer than cane reeds with a high level of consistency.

    the VK reed should be stored on a flat surface.

Ease of 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.


  • Unparalleled consistency resulting in reliable strength, sound, articulation, projection and high note stability
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