BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160

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£1,496.00 exc VAT

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  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160
  • BBb Travel Tuba (tornister tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ – TB160

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The Wessex ‘Mighty Midget’ BBb travel tuba is styled on the tornister tuba (meaning backpack tuba) as used by the Austo-Hungarian military bands in the late 19th century/early 20th century - however the 'Mighty Midget' is improved with 4 valves which were not fitted in the original tornisters. The original purpose of this type of tuba was to make a portable tuba for military bands in the days before motorised transport, and as such, although so small, it is designed to play like a true tuba and is suitable to play as bass with a brass, wind, or jazz band. This we have trialed ourselves and found to be the case, with good feedback.

Specifications

  • Height of tuba: 20" (52cm)
  • Bell diameter: 24cm (9.5″)
  • Bore: 15mm (0.59″)
  • Weight of tuba: 5.2kg (11 lb 7oz)
  • Foambody wheeled case suitable to protect tuba flying

Special Features

  1. Travel tuba (small enough in a gig bag to fly as cabin luggage)
  2. Practice tuba, particularly for those that live in a flat/apartment with limited space
  3. Lightweight tuba for standing or marching gigs
  4. Children's tuba, being of a size they can manage
  5. Tuba for anyone who has health issues handling full size tuba
  6. Easy to take on public transport, or even on your back travelling by bicycle
  7. Small ensemble playing where a full size tuba may overpower the musical texture
  8. The ideal present for the tuba player that has everything!
Note: Gig bag for this tuba is B160

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