V•12 reeds have a thicker heel and are cut on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than the Traditional. The longer palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thicker tip gives body to the attack and also increases the longevity of the reed.
The introduction of the 3½+ strength for Bb clarinet allows a smaller and more specific gradation, resulting in reeds that are more consistent within the same strength. The V•12 has expanded to include the Eb and Bass clarinet reeds, which offer a warm, rich and powerful sound.