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 326R Soft Rattan

This Soft Rattan Mallet from Balter's Titanium series functions perfectly on vibes and marimba. It produces a rich fundamental and strong overtones with a soft touch. The dual... 

Balter Titanium Series 325R Medium Soft Rattan

The Balter Medium Soft Rattan Mallets from the Titanium Series functions wonderfully on both marimba and vibes making this mallet versatile and essential to the busy multiple ... 

Balter Contemporary Series Rattan 85R Soft Wine Yarn

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

Balter High Volume Series Rattan 193R Hard PVC

Designed for indoor\outdoor playing. Oversized heavy heads provide a massive tone that will "bring down the house" with immense volume. Each model also features a non-slip gri... 

Balter Steve Shapiro Vibe Mallets Medium Soft

The Steve Shapiro Vibe Mallets From Balter are unique in that they are designed to use with vibes with pick ups or microphone. These Medium Soft Mallets deliver well defined f... 

Balter GL3 Weighted Lexan Glock/Bell Mallets

The GL and GP models all have a brass insert in the head to add additional weight. This feature helps pull more tone from the bar. These mallets are a must have if you are ... 

Balter Claire Edwardes Series Birch 423B - Medium Marimba Mallets

Balter Claire Edwardes Series Marimba Mallets come with a Birch handle. The 423B Medium Mallet is going to be the most versatile out of the series. Medium Mallets can still... 

Balter Steve Shapiro Vibe Mallets Medium Hard

Balter gives us the Steve Shapiro Vibe Mallet series. This series is designed for vibes with pickup's or vibes with microphones. These Medium Hard mallets produce a clear dyna... 

Balter Unwound Series 01R Extra Soft Black Rubber Rattan

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

Balter Titanium Series 321R Extra Hard Rattan

This mallet From the Balter Titanium Series is designed to function for both marimba and vibes. This frees the player to switch instruments on the fly without switching mallet... 

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 112R 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... 

Balter Chamber Series Medium Hard Marimba/Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Chamber Series Medium Hard Mallet is designed to perform on both Marimba and vibraphone. Sounding particularly great on the upper registrar of the instrument it ... 

Balter Ensemble Series Rattan 16R Extra Soft Orange 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. Thei... 

Balter Ensemble Series Rattan 18R Bass Lt. Green Yarn

Single-tone yarn wound mallets. Ideal weight for general playing. Type: Light Green Yarn Handle: Rattan Hardness: Extra Soft Use: Bass Marimba 

Balter Titanium Series 322B Hard Birch Handles

Balter's new Titanium Series Mallets offer a unique functionality in that they work wonderfully on both marimba and vibraphone. Ideal for the pit musician who covers a lot of ... 

Balter Unwound Series 02R Soft Tan Rubber Rattan

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

Balter SC1 Medium Hard Suspended Cymbal Mallets

The Mike Balter SC1 Suspended Cymbal Mallets will meet all of your band, orchestra, and ensemble needs. Model SC1 features a tightly wound head for articulation and a cutting... 

Balter Claire Edwardes Series Birch 422B - Medium Hard Marimba Mallets

Mike Balter Claire Edwardes Series Marimba Mallets were developed closely with acclaimed percussionist. This is the 422B Medium Hard Marimba Mallet with a birch handle. Med... 

Balter Unwound Series Rattan 07R Hard Maple

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: 1 1/4" Maple Handle: Rattan Hardness: Hard Use: Xylophone 

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 114R Medium Red 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...