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Circuitbenttabla
From the MAKE Flickr photo pool

Austin electro-naut Eric Archer has taken to bending instruments from far across the pond. The Indian rhythmic sample loopers sold by the Radel company are often used as practice accompaniment by musicians but I imagine these heavily modified versions will likely perform more prominent roles.
Circuit Bent Tabla Machines & Circuit Bent Tabla on Flickr

Radel features a number of interesting musical devices in their product line most displaying a sort of Buddha Machine meets boombox aesthetic. Interesting stuff – Radel Inventions for Music