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Rico Mitchell Lurie Premium 1.5 Strength Reeds for Bb Clarinet (Pack of 5)

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  • Feature a thinner tip for easy response
  • Strength 1.5, filed cut, box of 5 reeds
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  • Offered in strengths 1.5 to 5.0
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Technical Details
Item Weight18 g
Product Dimensions7.8 x 2.2 x 3.5 cm
Item model numberRMLP5BCL150
Country Produced InUSA
  
Additional Information
ASINB000PLZ5VI
Best Sellers Rank 24,724 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight23 g
Date First Available24 April 2012
  
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Mitchell Lurie Premium reeds in strength 1.5 feature a thinner tip for easy response combined with a medium spine thickness for a warm sound with good resistance.

Professionals and students alike benefit from the balance between the superb tone and ease of play of Mitchell Lurie reeds. Mitchell Lurie Premium Bb clarinet reeds are available in boxes of 5.

Since the acquisition of Rico by D'Addario & Co., Rico has strengthened its position as the global leader in woodwind reeds and accessories. Rico's state-of-the-art reed research center in Southern California employs a collaboration of agronomists, scientists, and musicians to produce top-quality reeds, including Rico Reserve premium reeds for clarinet and saxophone. Rico reeds are designed to benefit all levels of musicians, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Many of the world's finest woodwind players perform with Rico reeds, such as Mark Nuccio, Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Potter, Benny Golson, Ernie Watts, Bob Sheppard, Henri Bok, Richie Hawley, Eric Alexander, and many more.

Box Contains

One Mitchell Lurie Premium Bb Clarinet Reeds
Strength 1.5
5-pack

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By Amazon Customer on 12 Jun. 2014
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As a relative beginner to clarinet, I have found these reeds very accommodating. Easy blowing and a nice tone and good value.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
surprisingly good reed. i'm someone who hasn't played in 30 years... 17 July 2012
By Magicbird - Published on Amazon.com
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I hadn't played my clarinet since elementary school. I recently got my clarinet out only to discover that I had no reeds or cork grease in my case (probably a good thing--I hate to think of what shape they'd be in after 30 years). Since there is no musical instrument store locally, I went through Amazon to purchase my reeds. I purchased these Mitchell Lurie Premium reeds based on their low price, plus the fact that I could purchase cork grease from the same company at the same time. As I recall, I paid $1.25 per bamboo reed in 1970, so I was surprised that the price for good reeds had not escalated over the years. [Cork grease, on the other hand...]

I was expecting these reeds to be plastic so was pleasantly surprised to find that these reeds are bamboo and seemingly of good quality. Strength 2.5 might be a little stiff for an 'Age 11 Beginner Who Has Just Picked Up Her Clarinet for the First time in 30 Years'--but, hey, who's listening to me play other than me?

Even after 30 years I still remember the basic ABC finger scale. You know, it's kind of like riding a bicycle--you never forget how. But What I need now is a book with easy songs to play and explanations on how, for People Who Have Not Touched Their Clarinet For 30 Years and Don't Remember What To Do With All Those Other Keys. I don't want to hire a music teacher--after all, I'm not being sought out by a jazz band for my talent, so there's no monetary future in it. I can't justify the cost of clarinet lessons since I'd just be playing by myself. I'm not even talented enough for a group that's gathering just for fun. So if anyone out there knows of a good self-tutorial book on the clarinet for someone like me, who's picked the clarinet up again after 30 years just for fun, please let me know the name of the book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Used for Years, Will Use for More 4 Jun. 2013
By A. Folson - Published on Amazon.com
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I've played clarinet on and off for the last 15 years and should probably be making my own reeds, but there's not much of a point when these reeds get the job done for me. I graduated from 1.5 through 5.0 and the quality, tone, and price never faltered. If you're a serious intermediate-advanced player looking to get into higher end reeds, you will not be disappointed with this line. They run a bit more expensive than standard Rico reeds but the cut of them is much nicer in my experience. They also provide a much nicer and warmer tone than your average reed. The tips of these reeds are cut a bit thinner than some students may be used to so you will want to be careful about chipping them. If you do manage to chip one, just toss it. You will compromise your sound if you try to play with hairline cracks or smaller chips in these due to the tips being thin. Each reed comes in its own plastic case which protects them pretty well. It's also convenient because you won't have to take a whole box of them with you just to have one or two spare reeds in your case. With proper care, each reed can last you several weeks to even months depending on your playing frequency/instrument care regimen.

These reeds (2.0 strength) are a good strength for late elementary/middle school players and beginning adult players. Of course the reed strength you need will depend on several factors and I encourage you to speak to someone in person who can see how you play and make a better judgement about what strength you should be using. Should you manage to outgrow these, Rico has an excellent reed strength comparison chart for all of their lines on their website -- I highly recommend this brand due to their excellent craftsmanship and reputation in the music community.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good reed 3 Jan. 2013
By JimV - Published on Amazon.com
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I am an older musician, trying to regain skills I "once had" yearssssssss ago. This reed works well for me. So does the Rico Royal 2 1/2. They are both made by the same company. They both work well with the Selmer mouthpiece I have.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Reeds 5 Feb. 2009
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
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Very easy to play unlike other 3 reeds but still able to hit the high notes. Tone is a little airy but I will give them time to break in.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Consistent reeds with a slightly bright, more lively sound. 4 July 2014
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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These are solid reeds and more consistent these days than Vandoren even with their stupid individually wrapped pouch garbage. I particular like how easy it is to articulate on these reeds. These sound lively they sound straight out of the box and don't calm down much if at all after break-in. These are perfect for concert band music, especially outdoors where you need a little more volume. I imagine they're also suitable for jazz, marching band...any kind of music where more overtones, more brightness is desired but without going totally overboard. They aren't nearly as bright as some other makes that I've used, but definitely more "American" than "French".

Can't recommend these for orchestral use, though. Especially if you're running the stock R13 barrel, they're just too bright. I switch to a V12 when I need to play something with a better quality, darker tone...but I have to admit, the majority of these just play better out of the box than a Vandoren, and I get a lot more compliments on my sound when I use these.
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