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 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 Ian Finkel Xylophone Mallets Medium Soft

These Balter Ian Finkel Medium Soft Xylophone Mallets are cord covered xylophone mallets. These provide excellent articulation and warmth with a soft touch.  

Balter High Volume Series Birch 194B Med. Soft White Cord

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 GL2 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 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 GL1 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 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 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 Titanium Series 324B Medium Birch Handles

The Medium Birch Mallet from Balter's Titanium Series could be one of the most dynamic and useful mallets ever. The Titanium Series is designed to work perfectly on both vibes... 

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 G4 Glock/Bell PVC Mallets - Hard

The G4 mallets are hard 1″ PVC and designed for Glock or Bells.  

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...