Mike Balter Mallets

Mike Balter's passion runs deep. Through years of gained experience as a percussionist, drummer, and educator Mr. Balter noticed a lack of quality mallets on the market. Applying his experience and passion for the percussive arts Balter started producing well balanced high quality mallets that rapidly became staples in percussionist mallet bags. The continued devotion to contributing consistency and quality to the arts has earned Mike Balter the prestigious 2015 Percussive Arts Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 115R Med. Soft Aqua Cord

The Ultimate Series is designed to produce a full, rich, warm sound with a very strong fundamental. Heavily weighted rubber cores with a latex underlayment wound with an extre... 

Balter Claire Edwardes Series Birch 421B - Hard Marimba Mallet

Mike Balter Claire Edwards Series Marimba Mallets come with birch handles. This is the 421B, it is the Hard mallet of the series. This mallet works great for fast parts tha... 

Balter Basics Series Birch BB4 Hard Vibraphone Mallets Yellow Cord

The Balter Basics Series Hard Vibraphone Mallet is a perfect addition to a students mallet bag. A Hard mallet will teach the student control and accuracy when using such a ... 

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 93R Extra Hard Phenolic

The Mike Balter 93R Marching Keyboard mallets feature a 1" extra hard phenolic head and rattan shaft. The overall length is 14 1/8". The Unwound Series consists of v... 

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 116R Soft Orange Cord

The Ultimate Series is designed to produce a full, rich, warm sound with a very strong fundamental. Heavily weighted rubber cores with a latex underlayment wound with an extre... 

Balter Chamber Series Soft Marimba/Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Chamber series Soft Mallet produces big lush tones in the lower octaves of either the marimba or vibraphone. Big rich tones with minimal bar strike make this a b... 

Balter Titanium Series 321B Extra Hard Birch Handles

The Balter Titanium Series functions great on both vibes and marimba. The Extra Hard Birch model delivers clear definition and sharp attack without harshness or lose of contro... 

Balter Ensemble Series Fiberglass 16F Extra Soft Orange Yarn

The cornerstone of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature solid rubber cores that are the ideal weight for general playing. Their p... 

Balter Tradition Plus Series Rattan 74R Med. Soft Red Trim Latex

Latex wound mallet head creates a unique sound in the "South-of-the-Border" tradition. Type: Rubber Wound Handle: Rattan Hardness: Medium Soft Use: Marimba 

Balter Dick Sisto Medium Brown Vibraphone Mallets

The Dick Sisto 2 mallets are similar to the DST1 but with a darker, warmer sound. They produce a full sound on both vibes and marimba. Head diameter: 1.5″ ... 

Balter Unwound Series 8ABXL Hard Rosewood Mallets - Birch

The Balter Unwound Series 8ABXL Hard Rosewood Mallets are designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/4" Rosewood Handle: Birch Hardness: H... 

Balter Ensemble Series Fiberglass 18F Bass Lt. Green Yarn

The cornerstone of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature solid rubber cores that are the ideal weight for general playing. Their p... 

Balter Ensemble Series Fiberglass 17F Extra Soft Lt. Blue Yarn

The cornerstone of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature solid rubber cores that are the ideal weight for general playing. Their p... 

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 91R Med. Hard Poly

The Mike Balter 91R Marching Keyboard mallets feature a 1 1/8" medium hard poly head and rattan shaft. The overall length is 14 1/8". The Unwound Series consists of ... 

Balter Mushroom Head Series Fiberglass 61F Med. Hard Yellow Yarn

The mushroom head design brings to life a rich, smooth tone and will provide additional attack when needed. Handles: Fiberglass Type: Yellow Yarn Hardness: Mediu... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Soft Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Soft Marimba Mallet delivers big lush fundamentals with a mild soft attack. The 527B is perfect for lower octaves of the marimba or bass voi... 

Balter Artist Series Ted Piltzecker Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Artist series Ted Piltzecker Vibraphone Mallet Comes in a medium hardness on a rattan handle. The Ted Piltzecker Model is slightly longer with weighted heads ena... 

Balter Universal Series Rattan 186R Extra Soft to Soft Brown Yarn

The Mike Balter Universal Series offers an array of multi-tonal models. Loosely wrapped wool yarn wound heads around heavy, hard cores with various underlayments that change t... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Hard Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Marimba Mallet is the Hard mallet of the series. A perfect mallet for the upper register of the marimba with lots of articulation. Balter us... 

Balter Unwound Series 02F Soft Tan Rubber Fiberglass

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Tan Rubber Handle: Fiberglass Hardness: Soft Use: Marimba