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 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 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 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 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 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 Glock/Bell Lexan Mallets - Medium Hard

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

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 Basics Series II Birch BB27 Medium Marimba Mallets Black Rubber

This Balter Basics Series II Medium Rubber Mallet is a perfect Marimba Mallet for when you need very defined notes with a quick attack. The Balter basics Series II is for t... 

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 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 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 Glock/Bell Poly Mallets - Medium Soft

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

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 03R Med. Soft Brown Rubber

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

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 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 Nylon Mallets - Medium Hard

The G3 mallets are medium hard-hard 1″ Nylon 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 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 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...