Reeds

We sell the reeds of two different reed-makers, both based in Austria. We are the sole distributor of Pilgerstorfer reeds in the USA and are excited to offer Leuthner reeds as well. Below you will find the different offerings each maker produces as well as sample packs to try out the various strengths and cuts.

Click to view a reed strength comparison chart

Pilgerstorfer Reeds

Pilgerstorfer reeds are of the highest quality of cane I have seen in years. This well aged “golden” cane from the Var region of France produces reeds that are extremely stable and flexible. Clarinet reeds are available in strengths 3.0 - 5.0 in half strength increments. Reed strengths run to the soft end of V-12s. Not quite a 1/2 strength.

There are four different cuts of reed:

MORRE: Very vibrant

DOLCE: Warm and full

RONDO: Similar to Dolce cut, with a bit more resistance at the tip

EXQUISITE: Thick blank, Austrian cut
The Exquisite reeds use the Austrian sizing:

Exquisite #2 = Vandoren V-12 #3.5-3.5+
Exquisite #2.5 = Vandoren V-12 #4-4.5
Exquisite #3 = Vandoren V-12 #4.5-5

GERMAN: A true German cut reed. Similar to the OLD Vandoren "Black Master" reeds. Uses German sizing:

German #2.5 = Vandoren V-12 #3.5
German #3 = Vandoren V-12 #4
German #3.5 = Vandoren V-12 #4.5

Note: Morre reeds come 6 per box, Rondo, Dolce, Exquisite and German are 10 per box.

Leuthner Reeds

Leuthner reeds also use excellent aged cane and are masterfully crafted. These reeds are destinguished by their full, clear sound in all registers and their excellent playability and response.

The carefully crafted reed tip area ensures superb tonal quality and excellent response. This reed combines the French style of play with the Viennese tonal tradition.

10 reeds per box; Available in sizes 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5

Reed Prices

The minimum order is now 2 boxes. This can be a combination of different types of reeds, but the total order must include at least 2 boxes. If you are unsure what cut to try, consider a sample pack, below. There is no minimum for sample packs.

  Morre Rondo/Dolce/
Exquisite/German
Leuthner
List Price $31.50 $43.50
$40.00
2+ Boxes $19.00 $26.50 $34.50
5+ Boxes 5% discount will be refunded via PayPal after you complete your order

CA residents add 8.5% sales tax

Sample Box

We sell two sample boxes so you can try the various types of reeds without having to buy a whole box. Our standard Pilgerstorfer sample box contains 3 reeds of the Morre, Rondo, and Dolce cuts in the same strength so you can compare. The Exquisite and Leuthner sample boxes contain 5 reeds (half of a box) of the same size reed.

Standard Pilgerstorfer Sample box: $22
(choose one size: 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 or 5)

Pilgerstorfer Exquisite Sample box: $13.50
(choose one size: 2, 2.5, 3)
see above for size comparison

Leuthner Sample box: $18
(choose one size: 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5)

Shipping

First Class Mail (in U.S and Canada)
$3
Priority Mail (in U.S.) $6.50
Priority Mail International* $18
Express Mail International* $36

 

*Note to all INTERTNAIONAL CUSTOMERS: We need your phone number! Please enter it in the "instructions to seller" area in PayPal.

Order

We prefer to accept orders via Paypal now. If you would like to use Visa or MC, please call or fax your order with card details to (415) 585-0636. For International shipping or large quantities, email clark@clarkwfobes.com or call.

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Select the type, size, and quantity of reeds below. You can choose the shipping method once you log in to Paypal.

Click to view a reed strength comparison chart

Morre Reeds (6 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type
Dolce Reeds (10 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type
Rondo Reeds (10 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type
Pilgerstorfer Sample Pack (9 reeds/pack)
Quantity:
Note: Only one sample pack of each size per customer.You may order just one pack.
Exquisite Reeds (10 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type

The Exquisite reeds use the Austrian sizing:

Exquisite #2 = Vandoren V-12 #3.5-3.5+
Exquisite #2.5 = Vandoren V-12 #4-4.5
Exquisite #3 = Vandoren V-12 #4.5-5

Exquisite Sample Pack (5 reeds/pack)
Quantity:

Note: Only one sample pack of each size per customer.You may order just one pack.

German Reeds (10 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type

German cut reeds use German sizing:

German #2.5 = Vandoren V-12 #3.5
German #3 = Vandoren V-12 #4
German #3.5 = Vandoren V-12 #4.5

Leuthner Reeds (10 reeds/box)
Quantity:
minimum order 2 boxes total of any type

 

Leuthner Sample Pack (5 reeds/pack)
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Note: Only one sample pack of each size per customer.You may order just one pack.

Reed Geek: $47
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reed geek
We are now a distributor of the Reed Geek "Universal" Reed Tool. This is a really helpful item to make working on reeds simple and easy. More information can be found at www.reedgeek.com

$47 + $3 shipping


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