Our Price: $27.98
Sale: $19.96 (29% off)
See this Deal
Beginning Bluegrass Banjo DVD
Remaining Quantity: 2
*Additional discounts do not apply
Price valid on in stock items only.
Print the following sections:
Protect your investment with aPlatinum Coverage warranty plan:
There are no products for the condition you selected. Please make another selection.
This instrument or product has been carefully played/used and returned to us in
virtually new condition, however its packaging may not meet the standards set by
the factory. Also, it no longer carries the manufacturer's warranty. If you're looking
for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is
a great value. We feel so strongly you'll like what you see, we're including our
60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee on instruments and 30 days on accessories, to this used product making it a no-risk purchase.
Very Good: This instrument or product has been carefully played/used and shows few,
minor signs of use. In most respects it looks and performs like new and may be considered
equivalent to display units found in retail stores. Its packaging may not meet the
standards set by the factory and it no longer carries the manufacturer's warranty.
Condition 2 products are a terrific value and you can buy with confidence knowing
our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee on instruments and 30 days on accessories applies to this used product.
This instrument or product is in good working condition but has one or more cosmetic
flaws beyond those of a Condition 2 product. These flaws are typical of an instrument
or product that's seen normal wear and tear, including incidental scratches, chips,
dings, dents or other imperfections. It performs just as well as a Condition 1 or
Condition 2 instrument/product. Its packaging may not meet the standards set by
the factory and it no longer carries the manufacturer's warranty. Condition 3 is
a great choice if you're looking for performance and value and not as concerned
with cosmetics. You can buy with confidence knowing our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee on instruments and 30 days on accessories
applies to this used product.
This instrument or product is not in working condition and needs repair, but can
be brought back to full functionality with replacement of parts or some skilled
repair work. If you are a do-it-yourselfer or know a skilled repair person this
is a terrific value. Condition 4 products are sold AS-IS: they do not come with
a manufacturer's warranty and are not returnable.
This instrument or product has been damaged beyond what we judge is reasonably repairable.
It's best used for spare parts or to practice repairs on, and at this price Condition
5 products are sold AS-IS: they do not come with a manufacturer's warranty and are
Accidental damage, normal wear and power surges are no longer an issue with these comprehensive and affordable plans. We even pay to ship your gear for repairs. More details.
Covers much more than the original manufacturer's warranty:
Limit of Liability: The least of the cost of (1) authorized repairs, (2) replacement with a product of similar features, (3) reimbursement for authorized repairs or replacement or (4) the price that you paid for the product.
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Hetman 1 - Light Piston LubricantAll Hetman Musical Instruments Lubricants offer superior lubricating qualities, are longer-lasting than other lubricants, and are completely compatible with conventional petroleum-based lubricants, thereby avoiding potential gumming problems. The viscosity of each lubricant is carefully formulated for its specific purpose and assures both fast, positive action and vital protection against wear and corrosion.For new instruments with close-tolerance piston valves.
Order today with the no-risk assurance of our Total Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantees!
I hear musicians dicker over the "best" oil, whether due to lubricity, cost, durability, smell, or what have you, some even formulating their own solutions out of lamp oil or dish detergent(!)
Having owned old piston horns (early 20th century), new (brand new Anderson's valve rebuild), and in-between for over 35 years, I've tried many different oils, both synthetic and organic, and I've settled on Hetman's as my go-to.
The two biggest complaints I've heard against Hetman's are: cost & green gunk buildup.
Cost: My two main horns are both >$8K, and I think nothing of spending money for accessories, transportation costs, music, and etc., so the difference between the cheapest and most expensive oils is relatively trivial, especially on an annual bases. I waste more on post-gig snacks than on valve oil. Besides, WWBW offers great pricing on the Hetman line, so the overall cost is nominal, anyway.
Green Gunk: I do get slime buildup, particularly in the leadpipe and first valve, but haven't experienced it any more with Hetman's than with any other oil. One of my horns is particularly sensitive to buildup, so I keep a snake in the case. Even if I did associate gunk with Hetman's, easy regular maintenance renders it a non-issue.
Works: No jamming/sticking as with some of the super-premium super-slicks.
Durability: I always oil my valves every time I use a horn, and I've never had to re-apply Hetman's during the same day.
Flexibility: Some of my older horns have badly-worn valves, but the different Hetman grades all intermix well, so I can a drop or two of a heavier Hetman's to create the right viscosity.
NON-STAINING: This is huge. My top action horns drip on my clothing, and the Hetman's washes out clean. That's a tremendous benefit to me, and the value in saved time and money far outstrips any premium that I pay for Hetman's oils.
Bottom line: for me, Hetman's is a time-saving, frustration-eliminating "use it and play" solution.
Dizzy turned me on to Al Cass valve oil in the mid-'70s, and it was great - real fast. As my horns have aged, the tolerances are not quite the same as they once were, and the Hetman 3 really does the job. I was initially concerned that the oil being a little "thicker" than Al Cass might also be a little slower, but it's not at all any slower. Just a nice fast, clean oil. The Hetman 3 is great, especially for older horns.
I got my Hetman oils (#1, #4, and #5) yesterday and after applying them, I have not ceased to be amazed at the durability, long-lastingness, and quality of these oils for my trumpet. Usually, with other oils, after I have played through my chromatic scale once or twice or played through one of the variations of the Carnival of Venice or practiced part of Moto Perpetuo, I have to re-oil. The frequent re-oiling was an impediment to my practice (and performances) and was a real hassle and annoyance. With Hetman oils, I have only been playing music with fast finger movements and I STILL have not needed to re-oil, let alone think about the movement of the valves! This is the best oil I have ever tried by far.
I used Al Cass for years. It was good. Wanted to try synthetic so I got Ultra Pure. It was good and I thought an upgrade over Al Cass.
Then my piccolo trumpet valves started having major issues. Got them worked on by a pro repairman. They still had problems. While preparing to play the picc solo for Pictures in concert, I was getting worried.
So I switched back to Al Cass and it mostly cleared up the problems.
But then I sent for the Hetman's #1 since it was on sale. A friend had said his college teacher recommended it to all his students.
Put it on my piccolo valves. Suddenly, my piccolo valves were FLYING! Super quick. I have a Yamaha 6810S and always thought the valves were sluggish--not sticking just slow and stiff.
But now with Hetman's, all my valves on all my trumpets are super fast and easy. It makes my playing feel effortless now. And I put some on my Bflat tpt first and third valve slides and they are quick and easy like never before.
I have let others try it and they notice a difference within seconds.
I will NEVER buy anything else. I have the big refill bottle of Ultra Pure that I will let students or colleagues use now or just give away. I will only use Hetman's.
* Price guarantee valid on all new in-stock merchandise sold by an authorized U.S. Dealer. Guarantee does not apply to discontinued, blemished, damaged, closeout, open box, refurbished or auction items. You will be contacted via email shortly after submission of request.