Originally Posted by Ramon
There may be some truth to that if you are comparing strings that cost over $35. If I was considering Pacific Prime or Tough Gut I might want to compare it to VS. However, when you're talking about $15-22/set the relevance a string that costs over $40 is questionable.
except that in describing the characteristics of a string it still provides a known reference. Case in point, the OP says "wow Mamba is maybe TOO powerful, compared to Goucho." Well, I have no experience with either one of those strings so I still have absolutely no idea of the power level of Mamba.