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They make noise. How?

If my saxophone has a certain flat pitch and I want to make it better in tune without doing anything to the keys I can:

1. Enlarge the tone hole?
2. Move the tone hole up the body?
3. File the tone hole chimney?

I assume moving the tone hole would be the best option, but what about enlarging it?

This is strictly theoretical. I don't have this problem, I'm just curious what each of the above would do.
 

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I've read up on how crescents work (on musicmedic.com) so I have a basic understanding of how tone hole placement affects pitch, but why would the tone hole sizes matter? If I move the top of the tone hole up the body 1mm how does that compare to enlarging the diameter 1mm? It would effectively do the same thing right?

That's interesting about Arno Bornkamp' Mk VI. A risky operation to undergo. Looks like it worked, although a bit funny to look at.
 
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