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Profile of FunTimeAl
I'm currently working with a set of Vernet shells and feel that it's time to step up. Right now I'm considering either the SFS Street Shells or Charlie Frye's Uncle Charlie's Nuts.

The Street Shells are made of resin and Uncle Charlie's Nuts are made of Sculpty, a type of modeling clay.

I want something heavy and durable. The "Nuts" look really good and seem big which is another characteristic that benefits me because I use these while busking outdoors (not for cons). The Street Shells look like they might be a bit more durable.

I'd be interested in hearing opinions from people that have one set or the other.


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Profile of Pavloter
Well depends what you need it for. If it's for performance, you would need any type of shells which would go along with nice pattern. Otherwise I would concider match boxes.
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I have most of the shells available right now in my collection. and any of the shells will work though I would stay away from the mm shells. You just need shells the fit you and your own persona. Everyone likes something different. Just remember the skill is in the hand not the shells. With enough practice you can blow them away with bottle caps.
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If you're doing on stage or parlor, Charlie's Nuts will do fine. If you're up close they really don't look much like shells. For that I'd recommend the SfS shells. Whit has written here before about "size doesn't matter." The pea is the star and having an oversized shell just makes them look tiny by comparison.
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Check out Whit Haydn's shells. He has a few very nice sets.
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