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 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 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 Unwound Series 3B Medium Soft Brown Rubber Mallets - Birch

The Balter Unwound Series Birch 03B Med. Soft Brown Rubber Mallet is designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Brown Rubber Handle: Birch... 

Balter Unwound Series Black Birch 10BB Extra Hard Phenolic

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

Balter Pro Vibe Series Fiberglass 21F Hard Yellow 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 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 Performing Artist Series Birch 52B Hard Green Trim Grey Yarn

The Performing Artist Series with medium weight solid cores provides an exquisite fundamental along with a mellow, rich tone. The additional weight of these elongated grey woo... 

Balter Grandioso Unwound Series Black Birch 109BB 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: Black Birc... 

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 113R 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 Ensemble Series 16B Extra Soft Orange Yarn Mallets - Birch

The Balter Ensemble Series Birch 16B Extra Soft Orange Yarn is one of the cornerstone of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature sol... 

Balter Artist Series Drew Tucker Medium Soft Vibraphone Mallets

From The Balter Artist Series this is the Drew Tucker Vibraphone Mallet. This is a medium soft mushroom style head shape with a rattan handle. Head diameter - 1 ... 

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 Basics Series II Birch BB22 Medium Marimba Mallets Black Yarn

The Balter basics Series II Medium Marimba Mallets can be used on marimba or vibes. The Medium Marimba Mallet is a general work horse in the mallet percussion world. It can... 

Balter Glock/Bell Lexan Mallets - Medium Hard

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

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 Contemporary Series Birch 86B 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 Emil Richards Rattle Mallets

The Emil Richards Sounds of the Studio Series has an array of products each producing a unique sound. These were created by Emil Richards, Mr. Hollywood Percussion, in the stu... 

Balter Xylophone Nylon Mallets X1 - Medium Hard

The X1 Medium Hard Xylophone mallets have a 1 1/8″ Nylon head and are designed for rosewood or fiberglass xylophones.  

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 Glock/Bell Poly Mallets - Medium Soft

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