Get a load of this “adjustable staple”. Copied directly from the site:

Fantastic new design by Chiarugi. This set has five tips and adjustable bases in 45mm, 46mm, 47mm and 48mm. Designed for players who work internationally, the base of the staple can be changed to accommodate the need to play at different pitches. The bore of the staple is the 2+, so it is the same as Howarth and Rigoutat branded staples. These staples are a quality product well worth the investment.

Gee, I like this idea!

You can order them here.


  1. Wow, so if you have a great reed that works at 440, and all of sudden you find out you’ll be playing with an ensemble that plays at 442, you can just change the base of your tube and you’re all set! That’s pretty cool.

  2. I think it’s cool too, Gabrielle! Funny that no one thought of this before … or maybe they had and I just never heard about it. Hmm.

  3. I’ve just been warned that I must play with a piano at A=443 for a few weeks this summer, so I’m thinking about investing in these tubes…

    Does anybody know if they’re available for purchase from any shops in the U.S. yet?