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

Small Tuba designed to play like a true Tuba.

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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.

    Note: Gig bag for this tuba is B160

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    For your peace of mind

    Unlike most leading brands, Wessex Tubas offers a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects on all our instruments, and in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we offer a full refund and return within 2 weeks.

    You can return any item bought from Wessex Tubas within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund, minus shipping costs. However, please contact us before returning your item so we can provide you with return labels and a collection booking with our dedicated courier to ensure the safe return of your item/s. When returning the item, it must be in its original packaging and in ’as received’ condition. Please note that shipping charges apply to refund upon return of your item and any damage will also result in reduced refund.

    The Wessex ‘Mighty Midget’ BBb travel tuba is styled on the Tornister Tuba.


    • 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


    • Travel tuba (small enough in a gig bag to fly as cabin luggage)
    • Practice tuba, particularly for those that live in a flat/apartment with limited space.
    • Lightweight tuba for standing or marching gigs
    • Easy to take on public transport, or even on your back travelling by bicycle
    • Small ensemble playing where a full size tuba may overpower the musical texture
    • The ideal present for the tuba player that has everything!

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