What people are saying about our environmentally-friendly BioOil:
“I have been using the Bio Oil on all my new horns because it last so long. I know that when my customer receives their new horn the valves will still be working like silk
– Kenneth Pope, Pope Instrument repair
“I have been using your oils exclusively for the past couple months. I like what they do to the valves. I am confident they will be quick and reliable and well protected from corrosion. I am looking forward to your product being available to the general public so I can recommend it!
– Jim Engele, Repair technician Osmun Music
“I can state, without reservation, that the BERP oil products, for both piston and rotary valves, are superior to any valve-instrument oils that I know of. The same can be said for the slide-lubricant, and for the various woodwind key oils.
I have probably used practically every brand and type of valve lubricant available on the market. In my travels as a soloist and clinician, I have made it a point to try out the locally-available valve oil, no matter what country I am visiting. I have also extensively tested several privately- mixed formulas of valve-oil. All of this, during a 40+ year professional playing career.
– Steve Hubbard, Owner -Southwestern Band Instrument Repair Co., Fox Hollow Custom Brass Instruments, Principal Trumpet – Brazos Chamber Orchestra, International Soloist and Clinician
“We tested your oil against others last year at our booth at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. Our trumpets were played by many players during these days and your oil truly performed best. It was not difficult to make a decision.”
Dr. Andreas Keller, Materials scientist, 15 years design & development manufacturer of daCarbo AG trumpet
“Dear Mario—I just ordered two bottles of your Berp Bio Oil and am so excited to start using it! I was having some challenges with the valves on my B flat trumpet sticking all the time. I was playing with the Akron Symphony this past weekend, and Scott Johnston let me borrow some of his Berp Bio Oil. My valves have been working perfectly for the last several days…I’m glad I’ve found something that works! Thanks again for your great product!”
Dr. Amanda Bekeny, Instructor of Trumpet, The College of Wooster and Ashland University
“What can I say? Your BerpBioOils are superior in every single category and I am more than pleased with the results I’ve achieved! And one thing I’d dearly miss from now on: the fact that you add lemon oil makes my day much brighter. No smelly, smudgy, greasy task but a clear solution with a beautiful scent!”
Andreas Moe, Instrument Maker Quality Control, Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution LLC
“I apologize for being so tardy in responding to the various valve/rotor oils I got from you via Pete Esterbrook. I like them very much and have recommended them to my students and colleagues. Thank you very much for them. I’m not the type to try a lot of new things having played the same horn and mouthpiece for 25 years in the Milwaukee Symphony ( out of a total of 35 ). I still play the same equipment now in my doddering amateur days and mostly used whatever valve oil I had around. BUT I must say the light oil on my rotary valves and the piston thumb of my Schmitt model-Geyer is really different and I can actually feel a positive change in my playing. Slurs are better and the oil lasts longer. In the future should I mention your name, Berp or how can I repay your kindness in a meaningful way ?”
John Lounsbery, French Horn Player Milwaukee Symphony(67-02)
“The oil works well on all of my horns. Probably the best on my 1960’s Selmer K-Modifieds. One has been reconditioned (re-plated valves), the other is in original condition but had not been played much before I purchased it. As you know, Schilke valves have minimal tolerance. #2 medium works well but light viscosity may be better.”
Kirk Garrison, Schilke Performing Artist
“Mario, This is great stuff and I’ve found NOTHING better for my stainless steel tuba valves!”
Alan Baer, Principal Tubist, New York Philharmonic
Dave Douglas, Jazz Trumpet Player
“Love the oil!”
Ralph Alessi, Trumpet Player
“Hi—my name is Bill Ortiz-I play trumpet with Carlos Santana. I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I love your valve oil. I have been using BerpBioOil for about 2 months and find it to be the best I’ve ever used by far. Recently (before switching to your product) I had been having some issues with my ‘56 Martin Committee: valves sticking if not pushed down perfectly straight. Needless to say, the last thing I need happening on stage in front of 30,000 people is my valve sticking repeatedly. I’ve taken my horn to repairmen and was nearly at the point of rebuilding my valves. Since I started using your oil, I’ve had NO problems with it at all-NO sticking and it lasts much longer than any other oil I’ve used. It’s my hope that you NEVER stop making this oil–otherwise I’ll have to buy 20 cases! LOL. Best regards, Bill”
Bill Ortiz, Trumpet Player, Santana Group
“Hi Mario—I bought several bottles of Bio Oil from you at ITG this year. After using it for a couple of months on a number of horns, I think it’s time to write about my experience. In short, Berp Bio Oil is fantastic! I have used it on several new and used horns, including my new Calicchios that I was demoing at ITG. I have had no problems switching to it from more traditional as well as hybrid oils, even without any special cleaning of the valves between. It provides fast, smooth, valve action and lasts a very long time. The final selling point for me was that last night I put it on an Olds flugelhorn that I hadn’t played in a couple of months. I always have problems with a sticky first valve with this horn—but the valves felt incredibly smooth and in two hours of playing there was not even a twitch of a hangup on that first valve. =0
This oil is truly a home run, and I love the fact that it is a natural product and completely non-toxic. I’m recommending it to all my friends.”
Galen Tromble, www.takata-trumpets.com
“I got a dozen bottles of BioOil. Put me on the endorsement list!”
Philip Meyers, Principal Horn of the NewYork Philharmonic
“In regards to a small bottle of Berp BioOil I purchased at the Midwest conference—What an incredible product. Prior to discovering this oil, I had tried quite literally every oil in an attempt to find one that worked. Nothing Worked. I was frantic– I did not have money to get my valves lapped or to get them overhauled. I had just bought a new Xeno, and those valves were sticking too! Why didn’t anything work for me?! I also have asthma and a form of bronchiectasis, which constantly inhaling petroleum distillates and synthetic oils only makes my condition worse. For months now, I have had zero problems with my valves since applying BioOil. I have never felt such a smooth action before on any of my horns. With other oils, I never had that feeling that they would not lock up at some point. With BioOil, I have not had so much as a thought of a stuck valve at any time. I have a Yamaha Xeno, Bach Strad, an old Selmer picc, and an old Yamaha Eb. It works on all of them. I am also student teaching right now. Several students have had an issue with stuck valves– some for months, even years. I put on some BioOil, and none of those students have had to re-oil their horns yet. BioOil has saved me and those students some potentially expensive and unnecessary valve work by a repair person.
I just wanted to thank you for making the perfect product for me. Not only does it work on my horns, but also perfectly fixes my students’ valve issues in seconds! This is truly the “magic bullet” of valve oils! I also appreciate that there are no chemicals and it smells great!
There is no way I can appropriately convey my gratitude for this product. I offer my sincerest thanks, and look forward to giving you my business and spreading the word about BioOil.”
Kenny Piatt, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
“I like the results of your Berp BioOil. I own vintage Bach Strad Bb and C trumpets, and a very nice King Tempo cornet; the oil works well on all three of them. It is very smooth, long lasting and reliable lubrication for my valves. It seems to require cleaning and re-oiling less frequently than the conventional oils I have used in the past, and definitely responds better to being warm and moist after a few minutes of playing that the old oils.”
David Ridgely, Grafton, WI