or 30,40,50 years ago? is it just me or does there seem to be a greater and greater demand for more and more watts in an amp or bass rig? If you played bass 20+ years ago how many watts seemed to be enough for bar or club gigs? How many and what size speakers did you use? just curious if people downsizing to a 410 or 212 ONLY is causing a rise in amps? for my situation: 100db stage volume at church with PA support, I feel I COULD get away with a BARE MINIMUM of 300w into 112 cab, but I do use two to keep from working one cab too hard.