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 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 Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 106R 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: Rat... 

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 Shadow Series Black Birch 221BB Hard Yellow 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 Ensemble Series Rattan 15R Soft Aqua 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 Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 109R Hard Brass

Larger, heavier round mallet heads on longer handles bring your instrument to life with a big, rich tone and strong fundamental. Type: 7/8 Brass" Handle: Rattan ... 

Balter Ensemble Series 11B Hard Yellow Yarn Mallets - Birch

The Balter Ensemble Series Birch 11B Hard Yellow Yarn one of the cornerstones of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature solid rubbe... 

Balter Wide Bar Series Rattan 31R Hard Beige 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 Rattan 82R Med. Hard Green Yarn

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

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 06R Hard Grey Rubber

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Grey Rubber Handle: Rattan Hardness: Hard Use: Xylophone, Bells 

Balter Glock/Bell Nylon Mallets - Medium Hard

The G3 mallets are medium hard-hard 1″ Nylon and designed for Glock or Bells.  

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 09AR Med. Hard Aluminum

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 5/8" Aluminum Handle: Rattan Hardness: Medium Hard Use: Bells 

Balter CM1 Small Chime Mallet

Newly redesigned and improved. Now made with high impact material. Double-sided head featuring a genuine leather striking surface at one end. Long hard-maple handle provides ... 

Balter Basics Series Birch BB2 Medium Marimba Mallets Blue Yarn

The Balter Basics Medium marimba Mallet is an excellent all purpose mallet. Medium hardness mallets function well when playing soft and loud fast passages. A fine choice fo... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Rattan 103R Med. Soft Brown Rubber

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

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 Contemporary Series Rattan 84R Med. Soft Blue Yarn

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

Balter Chorale Series Birch 216B Extra Soft Marimba Mallets

The Mike Balter Chorale Series is a line of marimba mallets featuring extra long birch handles enabling the player to reach any interval. The heads are wrapped with microfiber... 

Balter Ultimate Series Birch 115B 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 Ultimate Series Birch 112B Hard Green 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...