F/Eb Travel Tuba, ‘Bubbie 5’ – TF135

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Our F/Eb Travel Tuba, ‘Bubbie 5’ TF135 is probably the smallest real tuba in the world! 

The 'Bubbie 5' is a super compact travel tuba, not only ideal for traveling but also for practice and fun! 

An original Wessex design, this unique travel tuba replaces the 'Bubbie 1' which was discontinued in 2014. 

Fitted with 5 rotary valves, by default the tuba plays in F with the 5th valve being a flat tone to enable it to play fully chromatically down to the lowest register. 

Cleverly, by connecting the 5th valve lever to the other side of the valve and fitting a supplied one-tone slide, the air goes through the 5th valve, making the tuba play in Eb. 

Pulling out other valve slides for tuning, the tuba is now an Eb tuba with an ascending 5th valve to still enable it to play fully chromatically to the lowest register. 

In either key this travel tuba has been specifically developed to have good intonation throughout all registers.


  • Bell: 9" (230mm)
  • Bore: 0.51" to 0.55" (13mm to 13.9mm)
  • Height 21.5" (54cm)
  • Weight 7lb (3.25kg)
  • Case (exterior): 23.6" x  11.8" x 14"  (60 x 30 x 36cm)

Special Features

  1. Small enough to be taken on an air flight as cabin luggage
  2. Smaller than a euphonium!
  3. Supplied with extra slides to play in F or Eb
  4. Mouthpiece supplied
  5. The only travel tuba with 5 valves
  6. Practice mute available to fit
  7. Every tuba individually quality assured at factory and again before shipping

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Wessex Warranty

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.

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