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I think there may be some confusion in the pieces being discussed here.
I assumed that those in question are the Yanagisawa HR pieces where the logo is etched on a Slant on the top.
Maybe the apparent connection to Riffault is with the earlier ones which had the Yanagisawa emblem only on the top.
But even that doesn’t seem to make sense to me as I have one of the earlier ones with only the emblem on it, and it is certainly not a Hard Rubber piece.
More likely a plastic or resin of some type.
I have also seen earlier pieces bearing only the logo which were Hard Rubber.
Did Riffault make resin/plastic pieces?
 

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I know Erik G has worked on some of the HR Baritone pieces to make nice Slant Link types of pieces.
Not sure exactly what he does to them, but the results are excellent.
 

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I have one, and you're right, it's excellent. Erik opened mine to .115, enlarged the chamber to play better on my Conn, and he built up the baffle a little too. The mouthpieces Yanagisawa ships with their new horns are 5s, so a lot of people will have those opened up to a bigger tip. "Yanagisawa" is etched on the back of the mouthpiece body on a slant, so you can call it a Slant Yani.
Does he also scoop out the rails in these?
I had one on loan for a while but didn't pay enough attention to what was actually done to the piece.
 
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