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Have you seen any of those Sony Walkman commercials with the guy playing the big fluorescent tube looking instrument?  That’s Atsuhiro Ito, and the fluorescent tube he’s playing is in fact a fluorescent tube, mic’ed up and connected to a ton of effect pedals.  Check it out:

A second video, this time with Yoichiro Shin on percussion:

Thanks to Make Magazine for the article!