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 Mushroom Head Series Rattan 62R Med. Hard Yellow Cord

The Mushroom Head design produces a rich, smooth tone and will provide additional attack when needed. Type: Yellow Cord Handle: Rattan Hardness: Medium Hard Us... 

Balter Shadow Series Black Birch 222BB Med. Hard Green Trim Black Cord

These extremely well-balanced mallets were developed expressly for the concert marimba soloist. The black cord wound oval-shaped head on a long Black Birch Handle produces an ... 

Balter Pro Vibe Series Black Birch 25BB Jazz Silver Cord

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 Unwound Series Birch 08ABXL Hard Rosewood

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/4" Rosewood Handle: Birch Hardness: Hard Use: Xylophone Why XL? This mallet... 

Balter Unwound Series Birch 10BXL Extra Hard Phenolic

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/8" Phenolic Handle: Long Birch Hardness: Extra Hard Use: Bells, Xylophone Why XL?... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Birch 106B Hard Grey Rubber

Larger, heavier round mallet heads on longer handles bring your instrument to life with a big, rich tone and strong fundamental. Type: Round Grey Rubber Handle:Extr... 

Balter Pro Vibe Series Black Birch 22BB Med. Hard Green Cord

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 Birch 81B Hard Purple Yarn

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

Balter Christos Rafalides Vibraphone Mallets

The Balter 50R Christos Rafalides Vibe mallets are all new for 2012! These medium hard mallets have a warm dark sound across the entire instrument. The 50R is “a work... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 105R Med. Hard Dark Green Rubber

Larger, heavier round mallet heads on longer handles bring your instrument to life with a big, rich tone and strong fundamental. Type: Round Dark Green Rubber Handl... 

Balter Super Vibe Series Rattan 122R Hard Green Cord

Designed to generate a full, lavish, powerful tone taking your vibe playing to an unprecedented level. The Super Vibe Series is made specifically with large, massive weighted ... 

Balter CBD3 Medium Concert Bass Drum Mallet

Synthetic covered heads offer extended durability. The hard-wood maple shafts are well-balanced allowing the player to get a big, warm sound. An ideal selection for the profes... 

Balter CBD1 Solid Felt Concert Bass Drum Mallet

Synthetic covered heads offer extended durability. The hard-wood maple shafts are well-balanced allowing the player to get a big, warm sound. An ideal selection for the profes... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 104R Medium Lt. Green Rubber

Larger, heavier round mallet heads on longer handles bring your instrument to life with a big, rich tone and strong fundamental. Type: Round Light Green Rubber Hand... 

Balter CBD4 Large Concert Bass Drum Mallet

Synthetic covered heads offer extended durability. The hard-wood maple shafts are well-balanced allowing the player to get a big, warm sound. An ideal selection for the profes... 

Balter Ultimate Series Birch 113B Med. Hard Blue 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 Artist Series Dick Sisto Classic Vibraphone Mallets

The Balter 40R Dick Sisto mallets create a classic vibe sound with a full tone over the entire instrument. The medium weight allows the player to fly over the instrument.... 

Balter CBD6 Double Header Concert Bass Drum Mallet

Synthetic covered heads offer extended durability. The hard-wood maple shafts are well-balanced allowing the player to get a big, warm sound. An ideal selection for the profes... 

Balter Wide Bar Series Rattan 32R Medium Pink Yarn

Developed for graduated bar vibes, this three model series is intended for two mallet jazz performance. Speed, dexterity, and accuracy are improved with the short handle. ... 

Balter Contemporary Series Black Birch 83BB Medium Rose Yarn

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