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 Titanium Series 324R Medium Rattan

The Balter Titanium Series Mallets are designed to function perfectly on both marimba and vibes. Perfect for the pit player who needs to jump back and forth on the fly. The Me... 

Balter Glock/Bell Lexan Mallets - Medium Hard

The G2 mallets are medium hard 1″ Lexan and designed for Glock or Bells.  

Balter CM3 Large 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 Contemporary Series Rattan 81R 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 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 Ensemble Series Rattan 11R Hard Yellow 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 Xylophone Sarlink Mallets

The X3 Xylophone mallets have a 1 ¼″ Sarlink head and are designed to create a full, dark sound on rosewood or fiberglass xylophones.  

Balter Glock/Bell Poly Mallets - Medium Soft

The G1 mallets are medium soft 1″ Poly and designed for Glock or Bells.  

Balter X2 Xylophone PVC Mallets - Hard

The X2 Hard Xylophone mallets have a 1 1/8″ PVC head and are designed for rosewood or fiberglass xylophones.  

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 Ian Finkel Xylophone Mallets Medium Hard

The Balter Ian Finkel Xylophone Mallets are a cord covered and offer excellent articulation warmth. The Medium hard mallets will provide a clear manageable attack when needed. 

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 Glock/Bell Nylon Mallets - Medium Hard

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

Balter Unwound Series 1B Extra Soft Black Rubber Mallets - Birch

The Balter Unwound Series Birch 1B Extra Soft Black Rubber is designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Black Rubber Handle: Birch Hardn... 

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 3R Medium Soft Brown Rubber

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Brown Rubber Handle: Rattan Hardness: Medium Soft Use: Marimba 

Balter Basics Series II Birch BB21 Hard Marimba Mallets Black Yarn

This Balter Basics II Series Hard Marimba Mallet works great as a soft xylophone mallet. As a Marimba mallet it serves well on fast passages that require staccato dynamics... 

Balter Titanium Series 322R Hard Rattan

This is the Hard Rattan mallet from the Balter Titanium Series. The Hardness of this mallet produces a quick attack, controlled strong fundamental and rich overtones. The spec... 

Balter Basics Series Birch BB9 Soft Xylophone Mallets Red Rubber

The Balter Basics Soft Xylophone Mallets is a fine addition to any beginner's mallet collection. This mallet is perfect for softer passages or exercises that teach finesse.... 

Balter Basics Series Birch BB5 Medium Vibraphone Mallets Blue Cord

The Balter basics Medium Vibraphone Mallet is a good all purpose mallet. It can be used on vibraphone or marimba. It can handle loud, fast parts and soft delicate passages.... 

Balter Basics Series Birch BB3 Soft Marimba Mallets Red Yarn

This Soft Marimba Mallet is from the Balter Basics Series. The softness of the mallet head is for lighter, softer passages or developing technique. The Balter basics Series...