Whilst in Andertons yesterday, trying and buying another Sire bass, I was plugged into a 25W Fender Rumble bass amp and I was really impressed. Big, real and lovely sound that suited both active and passive sounds and a nice bell like tone, which I like. I tend to need a compressor to get that sound but it was there in this small bundle, especially when I activated the Contour switch
I've plugged into one of the bigger, earlier version combo models a few years ago and remember being impressed on that occasion as well.
I'd be interested to hear what people think and if a 200W does the job for pub gigs? I know it's recommended that you have a high wattage amp for bass and head room etc but I've been using a Roland Bass Cube 120 watter for the last few years and it's been fine.