No two trumpet players agree on what is the best valve oil, but there are some favorites. Unfortunately, the trumpet valve oil favorites of some trumpet players are also the least favorite of other players. This makes it rather difficult to make a recommendation, but you do have to start somewhere. If we were able to do a massive research study on the preferred brand of trumpet oil, we could probably choose a winner. Since that is not possible, I've decided to do the next best thing and get the reviews of all of these oils listed on this website by their user-star rating. Over time, hopefully we can get enough trumpet players to visit this page to make some meaningful conclusions about the best oils. Also, please comment below if you would like to see a trumpet oil added to the list.
There are so many brands of trumpet valve oil that I cannot possibly list them all here. Here are a few brands that most trumpet players have likely heard of or tried: Al Cass, Hetman, Blue Juice, Holton, Conn, Ultra-Pure, Fat Cat, Music Nomad, Legacy, Bach, Yamaha, Monster, and Venture. I've decided to compile a cumulative review list so you can easily place your own ranking on each of these brands. I have started by placing the cumulative reviews of all brands according to the hundreds of Amazon trumpet oil customers who have used and rated them. To make the list most interesting, I have rated the oils below according to Amazon User Reviews. Below that, you can rate these oils yourself.
Valve Oil Ratings According to Amazon Users
My favorite trumpet oil was always Al Cass. Some players told me Blue Juice was so much better, but my valves always seemed sticky and sluggish. Others agreed with me and others disagreed. Later, I tried Hetman # 2 and that became my new favorite - better than Al Cass. The other day I took a horn out that had been oiled with Hetman # 2 that I hadn't played in months and the valves were still fast and smooth. My conclusion is that differences in our ways of playing and the composition of our saliva, etc., make it highly subjective to rate these oils. Please give me your rating below. Below the ratings, you will find best prices to purchase Valve oil on Amazon.