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 Pro Vibe Series 23BXL Medium Blue Cord - Birch

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 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 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 Claire Edwardes Series Birch 424B - Medium Soft Marimba Mallets

Claire Edwards Series Marimba Mallets from Mike Balter have Birch handles. The 424B Mallet has a Medium Soft Head. Medium Soft Mallets are traditionally used when less mall... 

Balter Ensemble Series Birch 17B Extra Soft Lt. Blue 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 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 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 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 Performing Artist Series Rattan 52R 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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... 

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