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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

CC Travel Tuba (Tornister Tuba) ‘Mighty Gnome’

SKU: TC161
  • Please note that pricing is an estimate and will depend on the available exchange rate available and changes in pricing from our supplier.  Contact us for an exact quote.  Note our price will include GST and import duty, which overseas prices will exclude.