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 Basics Series Birch BB1 Hard Marimba Mallets Yellow yarn

This Balter Basics Hard marimba mallet is perfect for the player or the part that needs some extra projection or staccato feel. The Balter Basics series is perfect for stud... 

Balter Chamber Series Medium Marimba/Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Chamber Series Medium Mallet performs like a champ across the entire range of either a Marimba or Vibraphone. This mallet delivers big lush low octave fundamenta... 

Balter Mushroom Head Series Black Birch 63BB Med. Soft Yellow Yarn

The mushroom head design brings to life a rich, smooth tone and will provide additional attack when needed. Type: Yellow Yarn Hardness: Medium Soft Handle: Black ... 

Balter Ensemble Series Birch 18B 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 GL1 Weighted Lexan Glock/Bell Mallets

The GL and GP models all have a brass insert in the head to add additional weight. This feature helps pull more tone from the bar. These mallets are a must have if you are ... 

Balter Universal Series Rattan 184R Med. Soft to Medium 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 Mushroom Head Series Birch 63BXL Med. Soft Yellow Yarn

The Mushroom Head design produces a rich, smooth tone and will provide additional attack when needed. Type: Yellow Yarn Handle: Birch Hardness: Medium Soft Use... 

Balter Unwound Series 02BB Soft Tan Rubber Black Birch

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

Balter Unwound Series Fiberglass 08AF Hard Rosewood

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/4" Rosewood Handle: Fiberglass Hardness: Hard Use: Xylophone 

Balter GL3 Weighted Lexan Glock/Bell Mallets

The GL and GP models all have a brass insert in the head to add additional weight. This feature helps pull more tone from the bar. These mallets are a must have if you are ... 

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 Chamber Series Medium Hard Marimba/Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Chamber Series Medium Hard Mallet is designed to perform on both Marimba and vibraphone. Sounding particularly great on the upper registrar of the instrument it ... 

Balter Titanium Series 326R Soft Rattan

This Soft Rattan Mallet from Balter's Titanium series functions perfectly on vibes and marimba. It produces a rich fundamental and strong overtones with a soft touch. The dual... 

Balter Pro Vibe Series 23BXL Medium Blue Cord - Birch

The Mike Balter Pro Vibe Series carries on a heritage of performance and reliability with a distinctive style. The heavier, round shaped cord wound mallet head provides the pr... 

Balter Contemporary Series Rattan 86R Extra Soft Burgundy Yarn

This light-weight, dual-tonal, wool yarn wound series provides improved dexterity and smooth rolling for today's accomplished marimba soloist. Type: Burgundy Yarn H... 

Balter High Volume Series Rattan 192R Hard Nylon

Designed for indoor\outdoor playing. Oversized heavy heads provide a massive tone that will "bring down the house" with immense volume. Each model also features a non-slip gri... 

Balter B1 Bamboo Ultra-Staccato Timpani Mallet - hard

This Balter Bamboo Timpani mallet (B1) features an ultra staccato mallet head. Balter takes the time to hand select only the highest grade of bamboo for the shaft. The felt... 

Balter Unwound Series 7B Hard Maple Mallets - Birch

The Balter Unwound Series Birch 7B Hard Maple Mallet is designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/4" Maple Handle: Birch Hardness: Hard... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 107R Hard Maple

Larger, heavier round mallet heads on longer handles bring your instrument to life with a big, rich tone and strong fundamental. Type: 1 1/8" Maple; Handle: Rattan... 

Balter Universal Series Rattan 187R Extra Extra Soft to Extra 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...