Originally Posted by Maui19
True. But I am thinking about this from the point of view of the average player, who will tell you with confidence they play their strings at a certain tension. It is just interesting that, apart from real equipment junkies, most players don't have any idea what tension they're actually playing.
Thanks to the internet though and inexpensive measuring devices, it isn't unusual for the average player to learn that they are getting less tension than they've been requesting and suddenly ask for more tension. This is what I was trying to convey to you/caution you against with my arrow analogy. The bulls eye is the target. 3 ft above it is the reference point. Actually hitting the spot 3 ft above the bulls eye is a wild miss.