Price Drop
Hetman Logo
SKU 
#420681 000000117

Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant 

  • Write a Review

All Hetman Musical Instruments Lubricants offer superior lubricating qualities, are longer-lasting than other lubricants, and are completely compatib...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  • Price:
    $599.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Woodwind & Brasswind First Chair Rewards

Earn up to 30 reward points.

Recommended Accessories

All 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.


Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Hetman1 - Light Piston Lubricant
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 7 customers

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

 
5.0

A Fine Valve Oil

By 

from San Diego, CA area

Verified Buyer

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

I have been using Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant ever since my tuba was new about 16 year ago and see no reason to change.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Works like a charm!

By 

from DC - District of Columbia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Non-gumming
  • Persistent
  • Quick
  • Smooth

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Close Tolerances
  • New Piston Valve Horns

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

The best valve oil I have found for my Schilke and Yamaha trumpets and flugel. Lightning quick, smooth, and long lasting. Mixes with other oils with no problem. In fact, I sometimes mix it with ultrapure for my flugelhorn which has looser tolerances.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Best Valve Oil, Best Price

By 

from Wallkill

Site Member

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

From the moment I tried this oil, I was hooked. For me it was so much more effective than any other oil, even fixing valve problems on an older horn. WWBW also does price match very quickly allowing you to get the best price from a trusted dealer. Delivered quickly so I couldn't run out before it got here.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hetmans - Worth every penny

By 

from Silicon Valley, CA

Site Member

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

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. Benefits: 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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST EVER!

By 

from Frederick, MD

Site Member

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great product!!

By 

from Stafford

Site Member

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

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.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best valve oil I've ever used

By 

from Chicago

Site Member

Comments about Hetman 1 - Light Piston Lubricant:

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.

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

© Woodwind & Brasswind. All rights reserved.     Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.