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I came across this bari mouthpiece recently and bought it for a song.

It's marked YBS-M1 and has a ridge to locate the ligature. It also has a decoration at the neck.

You'd normally associate YBS with Yamaha, but I've only ever seen Yamaha mouthpieces with a number and letter to denote the facing, 4C, 5C and so on, and I've never seen one with a ridge ligature locator or a decoration like this. All the Yam mouthpieces I've seen have the name in full and the Yamaha tuning forks logo on them.

So is this a very early Yamaha or something completely different?

It plays extremely well by the way.
 

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YBS is Yamaha bariton sax ( I once sent a lgature like this to Bandmommy) they were used on the late ’60 to early ’70 Yamaha
 
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