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 Re: Staples
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2017-07-16 11:37

I use 46 mm staples for precisely this reason. They have the same dimensions at the top as my old 47 mm staples did.

I also find that a narrower shape can raise pitch, if you want to try that.

Here are a couple of unconventional ways to raise pitch:

1. Tie on shorter (leave a mm or two of staple projecting inside the reed)
2. Increase overlap - I know a great pro player who does this as a matter of course and then hand-removes the overlap with his flat wedge knife after he has scraped the reed almost to completion. (A flat wedge, not a concave wedge).
3. Narrow the reed at the tip (Evelyn Rothwell reed-making guide has instructions - it works, but looks horrible)
4. Shorten your tip. I'm a big fan of short tips. They may not sound as mellifluous as a long, gently sloping tip but they are quick, responsive and spritely. And if you are really careful they can sound just as gorgeous as their longer, more languid counterparts.

Good luck!

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