Ok, I LOVE effects. I mean, why would I hang around here if I didn't ? There's an arseload of cool junk out there for not only bass but a bunch of other instruments as well. But here's my problem, the vast majority of effects have sounds that can be used effectively in a variety of musical situations but that "vast majority" seems to exclude ring modulators. For the life of me, I cannot understand their purpose and I've never heard one generate anything more than noise. They seem to be fairly well-known and somewhat widely used and I just can't figure out why. I can totally see one being used for sound effects in movies or using soundscapes to create a mood but beyond that, I'm at a loss. I did own a pedal that did ring modulation, at one point. For about 4 days I had a WMD Geiger Counter. It actually had some bad ass sounds but 1) It was just too much pedal for me to handle and 2) Every time I heard a hint of ring modulation I wanted to chuck it out of the nearest window. It lived long enough to be sold, thankfully. So, can you really make music with a ring mod or are they just fun to dick around with.