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Lubricants, Cleaning Supplies, Lip Care & Other Stuff

Hetman Lubricants, Complete Line - Trombone Slide Lubes - Tuning Slide Grease - Valve Oil - Lip Care

Cleaning Supplies - Mouthpiece Pouches - Zaja Lubes & ChopsTIC Cream

Hetman Lubricants

 
Hetman Lubricant # Description Price
Hetman Light Piston 1 For close tolerance piston valves, provides for an action that is smooth, quick, and consistent $6
Hetman Piston 2 For piston valves having average clearance, long-lasting formula provides for an action that is smooth, quick, and consistent $6
Hetman Classic Piston 3 Seals piston valves with greater than average clearance.  Helps prevent valves from sticking $6
Hetman Light Slide 4 For tighter fitting valve slides, and slides of longer length, like 3rd valve slides $6
Hetman Slide 5 Original formula (Tuning Slide Oil), medium viscosity for most 1st and 3rd slides $6
Hetman Heavy Slide 6 Designed for looser fitting valve slides and slides of shorter length $6
Hetman Slide-Gel Light 6.5 See description for #7, below $6

Hetman Slide-Gel

7 This special tuning slide lubricant provides long-lasting seal and firm slide motion. A premium, hi-viscosity product that will not bunch-up in the ends of slide tubes. Adhesive formulation protects slides against corrosion and wear. Packaged in 22 ml bottles with special dropper tip applicator. $6
Hetman Slide-Gel Plus 7.5 A synthetic lubricant of higher viscosity for loose-fitting stationary slides.  Provides long-lasting seal and firm slide "feel/pull".  Will not bunch-up in slide tube ends.  Adhesive formula protects against corrosion and wear. $6
Hetman Slide-Gel Plus 7.5P Same as above, packaged in 10cc syringe applicator. $6
Hetman Slide Grease 8 A long-lasting slide lubricant of heavier consistency, this premium slide grease keeps slides airtight and moving smoothly. Packaged in 10 cc jars. $6
Hetman Musical Instrument Grease 10 This unique product features a nontoxic, synthetic lubricating grease packaged in a convenient, sealable, dispensing syringe. Applications include: flat springs and tracks (bronze & steel), pivot screws, clamp screws, wing screws, sax neck screws, linkage joints, lever hinges, ball joints, and threads (valve stems, valve caps and screw bells). In addition to superior wear protection and extreme pressure performance, this plastics-safe, synthetic grease is waterproof and helps to prevent rust. 10 cc jar. $6
Hetman Musical Instrument Grease 10P Same as above in10 cc syringe applicator. $6
Hetman Light Rotor 11 Formulated specifically for close tolerance rotors. Recommended for Kanstul CR rotary valves. $6
Hetman Medium Rotor 11.5 Formulated specifically for a little bit less close tolerance rotors. $6
Hetman Rotor 12 Designed for instruments with rotors having average clearance $6
Hetman Light Bearing & Linkage 13 Designed for close tolerance spindle bearings. $6
Hetman Medium Bearing & Linkage 13.5 Formulated for instruments with spindle bearings of average clearance. This lubricant is also an excellent choice for spherical rod end bearings (e.g. "Minibal" and "Unibal" linkage joints) and other linkage components (see linkage application below). $6
Hetman Bearing & Linkage 14 For spherical rod end bearings (e.g. "Minibal" and "Unibal"), linkage joints, cross joints and lever hinges. Also recommended for rotary valve spindle bearings (see spindle bearing application above). $6

Hetman Ball Joint

15 A heavy viscosity lubricant designed specifically for ball joints. This synthetic quiets noisy joints and assures a smooth action by functioning as both a lubricant and a vibration dampening agent. Although formulated for ball joints typically exhibiting looser tolerances, this lubricant has found wide use on pivot screws, worn linkage components, screw bell threads, valve stem threads, and valve cap threads. Will not harm plastic joints. $6
Hetman Light Key 16 A light viscosity synthetic lubricant formulated for instruments with close tolerance actions. Frees sticking keys by penetrating into hinge tubes. Provides for a smooth, quick action. $6
Hetman Medium Key 17 The preferred key lubricant for most instruments. The viscosity of this synthetic is best suited to actions of average tolerance. Keeps keys moving quickly, smoothly, and quietly. $6
Hetman Heavy Key 18 A synthetic key lubricant engineered for instruments with worn actions and instruments that characteristically exhibit greater action tolerance. Quiets noisy keys and dampens sympathetic vibrations without slowing the instrument's action. $6
Hetman Cork 19 A long lasting, premium cork lubricant that provides for smooth, positive tenon joint assembly while ensuring long cork life. Preserves joint corks without causing build-up or caking. Special dropper tip applicator makes dispensing neat and easy. Also recommended for ligature and sax neck screws. $6
Hetman Hydro-Slide 20 Slide spray concentrate and applicator for trombones. When added to water, Hydro-Slide? forms an extraordinary lubricating fluid. It is designed to be used with or without slide cream to for an unusually smooth slide action. Follow the directions on the Hydro-Slide? applicator bottle. Fill the applicator bottle with water to the "water line" then add Hydro-Slide? concentrate to the desired level (1:40, 1:20 or 1:10). Mix thoroughly and spray on the trombone slide as needed. $6
Hetman Spray Bottle for Hydro-Slide   Superslick style spray bottle, labeled for Hetman, with markings for easily mixing the proper proportions of Hydro-Slide and water, 60ml bottle $3

Trombone Slide Lubricants

Ultra-Pure Slide Lube

Ultra-Pure Trombone Slide Lube has the perfect balance of speed, smoothness, and endurance. It goes on easily and does not build up. It does not separate under hot or freezing conditions.  A few drops on each stocking and a few drops on the upper part of the slide is all you will need for several days of playing.  Endorsed by Joe Alessi. $6
Yamaha Trombone Slide Oil

 

This new product from Yamaha is made to compete with Slide-O-Mix Rapid Comfort, and Reka Superslide.  It's a thick, milky combination of silicone and soap, in a single 30ml bottle.  Wipe off your slide, dribble some of this on, and you may spray with water if it seems too thick, but some players might use this product alone.  Use very sparingly, and you'll have a smooth as glass slide. $8
Slide-O-Mix

This is the revolutionary slide lube made in two parts. Large bottle is water and soapy detergent. Small bottle is silicone. One drop of the small, and a 4" line of the large on your inner tubes, and you're ready to go. It's easy to adjust the consistency by applying the ingredients independently. The large bottle works nicely when mixed with Trombotine too. $14
Slide-O-Mix Light

Same as the original Slide O Mix but this is a little thinner for players who have trouble with the standard viscosity Slide O Mix gumming up their slide. $14
Slide-O-Mix Single Bottles

We have large or small bottles of Slide O Mix in regular or Light versions, at  each

small bottle, light

small bottle, regular

single bottle, large, either thickness

 

$8

$8

$8

Rapid Comfort

The newest slide lube from Slide O Mix is a medium size bottle with both parts pre-mixed together. It's so easy to apply. Just wipe off the inner tubes, dribble this down each tube about 1/3 of the way, spray with water, and make music $8
Reka Super Slide

From Germany comes the competitor to Rapid Comfort. A similar water and silicone mix, just drip some of this on your slide, and no water is needed. Toss your spray bottle. Works best on newer slides with very good action.  We also like this because it doesn't seem to crystallize when it dries. $9
Trombotine

This slide cream in a tube is a favorite for slides that make a little too much noise with the thin liquid Slide O Mix type lube. It's cheaper and longer lasting between applications too. Put a little of this on before your Slide O Mix application for very smooth action $6
Superslick Slide Cream

A favorite slide cream for its thin viscosity and low price $3
Superslick Silicone

Add a drop of this 1/4 ounce bottle of silicone to each slide tube after applying your favorite slide cream, and get smoother longer lasting action. One trumpet playing colleague likes to use this on his first valve slide $3
Superslick Trombone Spray Bottle

Medium sized, fits in your pocket, clear plastic, 17g $3

Tuning Slide Grease

Hetman Light Slide For tighter fitting valve slides, and slides of longer length, like 3rd valve slides $6
Hetman Slide Original formula (Tuning Slide Oil), medium viscosity for most 1st and 3rd slides $6
Hetman Heavy Slide Designed for looser fitting valve slides and slides of shorter length $6

Hetman Slide-Gel

This special tuning slide lubricant provides long-lasting seal and firm slide motion. A premium, hi-viscosity product that will not bunch-up in the ends of slide tubes. Adhesive formulation protects slides against corrosion and wear. Packaged in 22 ml bottles with special dropper tip applicator. See USG No. 9 for additional application. $6
Hetman Slide-Gel Plus A synthetic lubricant of higher viscosity for loose-fitting stationary slides.  Provides long-lasting seal and firm slide "feel/pull".  Will not bunch-up in slide tube ends.  Adhesive formula protects against corrosion and wear. $6
Hetman Slide Grease A long-lasting slide lubricant of heavier consistency, this premium slide grease keeps slides airtight and moving smoothly. Packaged in 10 cc jars. $6
Hetman Ultra Slide Grease A unique slide grease of extra-heavy consistency designed primarily for instruments with loose fitting slides. Perfect alternative for vintage instruments with corroded slide tubes that run the risk of splitting or cracking when being expanded. This tacky grease keeps slides in place and airtight. Resists breakdown. May be used together with Slide-Gel? to obtain the desired "feel" or "pull" of one's slides. Packaged in 10cc jars. $6
Hetman Musical Instrument Grease This unique product features a nontoxic, synthetic lubricating grease packaged in a convenient, sealable, dispensing syringe. Applications include: flat springs and tracks (bronze & steel), pivot screws, clamp screws, wing screws, sax neck screws, linkage joints, lever hinges, ball joints, and threads (valve stems, valve caps and screw bells). In addition to superior wear protection and extreme pressure performance, this plastics-safe, synthetic grease is waterproof and helps to prevent rust. 10 cc syringe applicator. $6
Selmer 2942 Slide & Cork Grease

Goopy red stuff in a squeeze bottle is easy to apply and is long lasting. Be careful to keep the bottle in a safe place because a few have cracked and made a mess after they got old. Not lanolin based, popular with French Horn players.

Update:  The bottle has been improved.  It looks to be the same bottle as Bach valve oil.  Updated pic soon...

$4
Superslick Lanolin Grease

Traditional thin grease in a little tub, easy to apply, not too messy $3
Zaja Slide, Premium Tuning Slide Grease

Very high tech and high quality stickier grease in a little glass jar, read more here, $6
Zaja Lube

Most slide grease and lubricants can wreck havoc on your horn if it gets into the valve casings. Zaja Lube was designed with this in mind. If some of your Zaja Lube gets into the valve casings, it will not gum up your valves. Thicker oil in bottle applicator for tuning slides, pleasing scent $5
Yamaha Premium Slide Grease

Lanolin style lube in a Chapstick-style applicator, tiny and neat. $1.99

Valve Oil

Ultra-Pure Professional Valve Oil

 

Ultra-Pure Professional Valve Oil has a fast, light, and silky-smooth feel that players love. It is non-toxic, synthetic, odorless, and very long-lasting.  So many professional players agree that Ultra-Pure Professional Valve Oil is the best! Available in standard 2 oz. or 8 oz. refill size.

 

2 oz. $6

8 oz. $18

Blue Juice

Classic long lasting valve oil, available in standard 2 oz. or 8 oz. refill size. 2 oz. $5

8 oz. $13

Clark's Viper Oil

Clark Viper Oil is a special blend of oils that creates a slick, non-gumming, long lasting, and consistent oil for your instrument valves. A detergent additive promotes clean valve action and inhibits residue buildup inside the instrument.  Limited availability. $5
Hetman Light Piston For close tolerance piston valves, provides for an action that is smooth, quick, and consistent $6
Hetman Piston For piston valves having average clearance, long-lasting formula provides for an action that is smooth, quick, and consistent $6
Hetman Classic Piston Seals piston valves with greater than average clearance.  Helps prevent valves from sticking $6
Hetman Light Rotor Formulated specifically for close tolerance rotors. $6
Hetman Rotor Designed for instruments with rotors having average clearance $6
Al Cass Oil

The standard for a very decent valve oil around here, cheap and fast, may not last as long as some of the newer high-tech formulas, not recommended for Kanstul valves $5
T2 Valve Oil

 

Famously fast valve oil from Chemical Works in Switzerland, in a decently sized 2.2 oz. bottle

We have the original T2 oil in stock. Made in Switzerland.

 

$9.00
Superslick Rotor Oil

With needle applicator, great for pivots and rotor bearings, and some movable tuning slides on tubas $4
Alysin

Synthetic valve oil, works great and won't stain fabrics if you drip or spill $4
Space Filler Ultimate 1 Blue Label

Thicker oil for older horns with loose fitting or noisy valves, won't stain your clothing $4
Space Filler TS Green Label

Very thick goopy liquid lube for tuning slides and valve linkages, non-staining, which is nice because if it drips or rubs off your trombone valve linkage onto your tux shirt, it won't stain the fabric $4
Space Filler Ultimate II
Red Label

Fast oil for tight valves $4
Zaja Scented Oil

Excellent valve oil , popular with the trumpet crowd. Rather than the nasty solvent scent we are accustomed to, these have very pleasant scents, such as: watermelon, strawberry, French vanilla, mulberry, Swiss chocolate. Zaja oil lubricates, retards the formation of dirt and grime, and eliminates sticking valves on all brass instruments $5
Zaja Blue Oil

High tech unscented oil, with TFBS teflon style lubricant additive $7
Zaja Pro Oil

For those who prefer an unscented oil in a thin viscosity for tighter valves, clear $6
H2O Oil By Bob Reeves and The Brass Spa, "advanced chemistry allows this oil to form an emulsion with water to make it last longer and remain smooth through the last set - oil and water DO mix." 1 oz, 29.6 ml $5
BiNak 495

Valve, slide, rotor, and key oil, one oil for all instrument lubrication needs, special formulation for cold weather applications, 2 fl. oz. $5
BiNak Pro Valve, slide, rotor, and key oil, one oil for all instrument lubrication needs, special formulation for cold weather applications, 2 fl. oz. $5
Hetman Light Bearing & Linkage Designed for close tolerance spindle bearings. $6
Hetman Medium Bearing & Linkage Formulated for instruments with spindle bearings of average clearance. This lubricant is also an excellent choice for spherical rod end bearings (e.g. "Minibal" and "Unibal" linkage joints) and other linkage components (see linkage application below). $6
Hetman Bearing & Linkage For spherical rod end bearings (e.g. "Minibal" and "Unibal"), linkage joints, cross joints and lever hinges. Also recommended for rotary valve spindle bearings (see spindle bearing application above). $6

Hetman Ball Joint

A heavy viscosity lubricant designed specifically for ball joints. This synthetic quiets noisy joints and assures a smooth action by functioning as both a lubricant and a vibration dampening agent. Although formulated for ball joints typically exhibiting looser tolerances, this lubricant has found wide use on pivot screws, worn linkage components, screw bell threads, valve stem threads, and valve cap threads. Will not harm plastic joints. $6
Hetman Light Key A light viscosity synthetic lubricant formulated for instruments with close tolerance actions. Frees sticking keys by penetrating into hinge tubes. Provides for a smooth, quick action. $6
Hetman Medium Key The preferred key lubricant for most instruments. The viscosity of this synthetic is best suited to actions of average tolerance. Keeps keys moving quickly, smoothly, and quietly. $6
Hetman Heavy Key A synthetic key lubricant engineered for instruments with worn actions and instruments that characteristically exhibit greater action tolerance. Quiets noisy keys and dampens sympathetic vibrations without slowing the instrument's action. $6

Lip Care

Zaja ChopsTIC Steam

Excellent topical injury cream designed for musicians with tired lips, you absolutely should buy some of this, it's great, read more here $6
ChopSaver

Natural lip care in a Chapstick type tube, based on shea butter and aloe, with other fine herbs, oils, and butters.  "For musicians with lips"

Also available as Chopsaver Gold with SPF 15 approved sunscreen

$5

Cleaning Supplies

Micro Cork & Pad Cement

Contact cement to replace errant mute corks.  We also have Allied corks available, small or large, for $3 each.  $5
Bob Reeves Trumpet Leadpipe Swab The swab is a synthetic  material attached to the end of a nylon cord that has been weighted on the other end.  It removes saliva and food particles left in the leadpipe after playing. Using the swab daily will help preserve the trumpet and keep it playing consistent day to day. $7
Superslick Trombone cleaning snake Flexible snake gets around curves, for all brass instruments, plastic coated, will not scratch $6
Superslick Baritone & Tuba Cleaning Snake Plastic coated metal snake, with double ended brushes and extra long length $7
Superslick Trombone cleaning rod

Long metal rod for cleaning out the inside of the outer slide tubes. Buy some cheesecloth to cover the rod and slowly wipe out the inside of the tube with it. Be careful to hold onto the end of the cheesecloth so it doesn't get stuck. $6
Cheesecloth

For above trombone cleaning rod. $6 single
$8 double
Slide O Mix Cleaning System High-tech cleaning rod is similar to above, but includes a terrycloth sheath that won't get stuck or scratch, and a flexible brush that screws onto the end to clean around the inside of the slide crook. The terrycloth sheath is washable, and extras are available, below, when they get too ratty for your personal style

smaller bore horns, 337B in red - limited availability

larger bore horns, 337C in blue

$35
Slide O Mix Sheath Extra terrycloth rod cover for above

small 337TR red - limited availability

large 337TB blue

$15
Trumpet valve cleaning rod

Same as trombone cleaning rod above, but shorter for trumpet valves. Slot in end of rod holds cheesecloth or soft cloth. Keeps valve casings clean for better valve action and longer life. $5
St. Louis Music Mouthpiece Brush

Traditional plastic bristled brush to clean out your mouthpiece shank, fits all brass instruments $2
Superslick Valve Casing brush

Similar brush in a larger diameter for scrubbing the crud out of your valve casings

Small for Trumpet or Euphonium

Large for Tuba

$3
ProTec Protector Mouthpiece Brush

Ingenious design allows you to store this little brush inside your mouthpiece, and the handle of the brush has a small plastic cone molded on it that will help protect the mouthpiece shank in the event of a fall to the floor. For trumpet, #A260, but works on most other mouthpieces $4
Brass Saver From the makers of Pad Saver for woodwinds come these new horn cleaning brush sets. Contains no metal, and uses soft but aggressive fibers, similar to saxophone de-moisturizing pads. Includes 2 soft flexible cleaning brushes, and one double ended rigid one for the trumpet and tuba models for cleaning the valves. Trumpet
$15

Trombone
$16

French Horn
$16

Euphonium
$15

Tuba
$18

Superslick polishing cloth Two styles, for silver or lacquer finishes, contains no chemicals

lacquer LP1

silver SP1

$3
Wright's Metal Polish

This is our favorite polish for delicate musical instruments. They clean chemically with little need for hard scrubbing, and they don't scratch, water based, easily rinses off.

Brass Polish, 8oz, liquid polish, for unlacquered brass finishes

Silver Polish, 8 oz, liquid polish, for all Sterling silver, silver plate, and silver jewelry

Silver Cream, 8 oz cream with sponge applicator, for all silver finishes, and stainless steel, pewter, chrome, ceramic and glass cookware, countertops, fiberglass, and porcelain

$6 ea.

Mouthpiece Pouches

Glenn Cronkhite Beautiful thick leather pouches with zipper closure (snap for trumpet), in black, brown, or burgundy or other assorted colors, hand made in Berkeley, CA Snap Trumpet

Zipper Trombone

Zipper Tuba

$8


$10
 

$12

Superslick

These are a bargain. Flexible black plastic with reinforced slotted opening in the side. These are included with all Faxx brand mouthpieces. They might not last forever, but they are not expensive to replace if they wear out. Trumpet

Trombone

Tuba

$4

$4

$4

ProTec Single Pouches

Heavy nylon with velcro closure and plush padded inner lining, black

A203 Single Trumpet or French Horn

A204 Single Trombone

A205 Single Tuba

 

A203

A204

A205
 

 

$7

$8

$9
 

Protec Triple Trumpet

A219 Triple Trumpet - heavy nylon with velcro closure, belt loop, zipper pocket, and plush padded lining, black

A219

$13

Protec Quad Trumpet

A221 Quad Trumpet - heavy nylon with velcro closure, belt loop, zipper pocket, and plush padded lining, black

A221 $14
Protec Double Trombone

A222 Double Trombone - heavy nylon zipper pouch with belt loop and plush inner padding, black A222 $13
Bach Quad Pouch

Quad mouthpiece pouch, lightweight nylon with velcro closure, black, two sizes for trumpet or trombone Trumpet 1894

Trombone 1895

$15
 

$16

Zaja Lubes

Zaja Slide™ and Zaja Blue™ are new additions to family of Zaja Lubricants. They are the most technologically advanced lubricants ever developed for the music industry. Blended with TFBS™ additives to increase lubricity and protect all components more than any product available today. With the assistance of some of the biggest names in music and years of evaluation this unique formulation was created by professionals for professionals.

Minimizing and eliminating the constant wear and friction and their costly effects upon an instruments ability to perform have long been our goal in the development of these products. At Zaja we designed these new lubricants to improve lubricity while having outstanding anti-wear characteristics. That's why our specially blended micronized TFBS™ additives are optimized to enable our lubricants to perform their best in even the most demanding circumstances. By lowering the surface energy needed to operate valves and slides with our special additives, the coefficient of friction is greatly reduced. All lubricants eventually evaporate or lose their lubricating abilities, but when using the new Zaja Lubricants special additives are still present to keep slide and valves working. We have even taken into account the musicians body chemistry and designed these lubricants to blend and work well no matter what the situation.

Using Zaja Slide™ and Zaja Blue™ lets you realize the positive benefits of proper lubrication to help reduce wear, improve rotor, piston and slide function, as well as protect the instrument from corrosion and oxidation. Zaja new family of Lubricants with TFBS™ helps your horn play like it should.

Zaja Chops T.I.C Topical Injury Cream

Steve says, this is great stuff, even at $6. Buy it; it's the best.

Arnica, the primary ingredient in CHOPS T.I.C., has long been recognized for its soothing and healing properties, Arnica flower extract is used to treat many types of skin disorders including irritation, bruises, rashes, abrasions and swelling.

Arnica extract contains a wide variety of properties including antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, circulation stimulating and healing. It promotes the removal of waste from the skin, aids in new tissue growth, is anti-allergenic and effectively treats damaged, reddened, or tired skin. Cosmetic surgeons have found the Arnica flower extract helps the skin to heal faster after surgery and minimizes bruising.

Arnica flower extract protects the skin from harmful pollutants, strengthens the tissue by increasing circulation and is a powerful antiseptic and healing agent. It's natural properties strengthen the cells and contribute to the skin's regenerative and recuperative processes.

Benefits:

* Increases circulation

* Reduces swelling and bruising

* Prevents skin infections and inflammations

* Heals and soothes the skin

* Penetrates skin easily, reaching deeper layers of the epidermis

* Beneficial for all skin types

Active Ingredients:

Arnica Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Grape Seed Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Comfrey Extract, Lily of the Valley Essential Oil, Sorbitol, Natural Preservative, Spearmint and Peppermint Oil.

Application: Apply as needed. Massage gently into skin until absorbed. CAUTION: DO NOT USE ON BROKEN SKIN.