Playing style, desired sound and environmental conditions can impact the decision to change the strings. As a general rule, when strings require re-tuning often, it is time to change the strings.
One of the biggest factors in the sound of electric guitar strings is the wrap wire. This wire is wrapped around a core wire to provide deeper and more sustained mid-range and bass tones for your electric guitar. While tone will vary slightly in each guitar's pickup, nickel wound strings provide a bright warm tone and are highly favorable for most music genres.
In medieval folklore, a familiar was a spirit that would arrive, usually in the form of an animal, to guide cunning folk in their journeys. Crows, those oft-misunderstood, mischievous and clever creatures, have long been known to defend their nests from hawks and eagles. Like a good set of strings, the Darco crow is a familiar spirit for musicians—a reliable ally and sometimes guide down whichever road the music takes you.
Darco has been manufacturing the same great sounding strings for the past 40 years. With our history and consistent above-the-bar quality, we believe you should play more and pay less.