After a few years of service, my Pod XT has given up the ghost. The screen simply says 'SRAM test passed'. I could probably get this sorted, but, to be perfectly honest, I'd really like to upgrade to something new; preferably something that sounds a little more 'real', and without the infamous 'fizz'.
So, I'm looking for recommendations and information about any modellers that you might think to be suitable. I've talked to Lyle about my options, but I thought that a thread would be helpful. I'd like to stick with modellers, simply because I have to play at relatively low volumes due to my living in student accommodation. I'd like to stay under £500 or so. I play a variety of styles. (Decent metal rhythm sounds are a must, in particular.)