I've weighed in previously about Knobloch strings and like them and Pyramid Sterling Silver. And as Zupfgeiger says, 'why consider carbon as nylon will do the job as well. Personally, I've diverged from buying 'The Set' to choosing a bass set tension and then individual treble strings to complete the set up. Knobloch and Pyramid strings are favorited, but Now I need to shop for individual strings to get what I want. Now, consider that the traditional guitar normally has a thicker top and is generally heavier in construction and the 'modern' guitars are lighter and have thinner tops. In many ways like choosing a diesel or a gas engine automobile.
So, maybe an appropriate new discussion ought to be. 'String Choices for traditional and modern construction Guitars'. So, Petermc61, has this been posted for discussion previously. If not, please set up a posting and Let's have a discussion.
Always enjoy your string enthusiasm!
You raise quite a few different points, and I thank you for noting my string enthusiasm. Its good to have a passion or two in life, even if there are so arcane as that.
I am not sure there are strings for modern guitars and strings for traditional so I am unlikely to start a new thread on that, but I will respond in short here.
'Why consider carbon when nylon will do the job as well' - I disagree with my friend Zuppie's assertion: carbon and nylon do sound different and feel different. As a class of strings carbon are brighter, thinner and tend to sustain longer. They often lack the sweetness and tonal weight of a good nylon string presumably because of the different mix of overtones. Hence players tend to have a preference to either carbon or nylon depending on their guitar and playing technique. For my guitars I have a strong preference towards brighter, better sustaining nylon strings for b and e (such as the Mari 100p, but I also love the Aranjuez love tension nylon trebles just because of their tone and feel) with a carbon G (to reduce the tubbiness and give a smoother tonal transition between the d and b strings). Even for me, carbon have a place. As a general rule though I hate carbon b and e, and generally hate Alliance e strings even more so with an absolute scathing passion. [The exception, my Gutmeier Santos has an Alliance e and it works on that guitar. Go figure]
I also mix and match bass and treble sets, and often do different g strings. I have never yet gone to three different brands for the three treble strings not have a even used different brands for the bass strings (i.e. I always fit them as a set of three). Even for a string obsessive I have two many guitars and there are too many possible combinations of strings to try them all....
Modern vs traditional - I am not sure whether this is important (the type of string) of whether it is just picking the right tonal balance and tension. As a general rule I don't like modern guitars much either so don't have much experience there (only one of my guitars is a double top, a cedar/nomex/cedar, so my experience here is not vast).