This superb CC travel tuba ‘Mighty Gnome’ is a tornister tuba design exclusive to the Wessex Tubas range. This is developed from our BBb ‘Mighty Midget’ and plays just as well – providing a powerful, mini tuba for the CC tuba player.
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 trialled ourselves and found to be the case with good feedback.
In the modern age this mini tuba has many uses such as;
✔ 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
✔ Children’s tuba, being of a size they can manage
✔ Tuba for anyone who has health issues handling a full size tuba
✔ Easy to transport 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!
- Bell: 9.5″ (24cm)
- Bore: 0.59″ (15mm )
- Height: 20″ (52cm )
- Weight: 10 lb 12oz (4.9kg)
- Gold brass bell
- Nickel slides
- Normal tuba mouthpiece (24AW) supplied
- Lightweight foambody case suitable to protect tuba when flying (in hold), 61 x 45 x 30cm, 5kg
- Lightweight Gig Bag to fit available for £65 when bought with tuba (usually £75)
- Purpose stand available for £25 with tuba (usually £35)
- Special Practice Mute for £72
Note: Bag for this tuba is B160