The V12 wicker wares are so popular for clarinet that Vandoren chose to make it for the saxophone as well. The wicker have a very precise intonation and a good tone in each register. Also, you have good control over the high notes and you get a beautiful warm sound. The V12 wicker are made of thicker sugar cane than the 'Traditional' wicker. This creates a deeper and richer sound. The thicker end ensures that the reed lasts longer.