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 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 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 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 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 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 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 02R Soft Tan Rubber Rattan

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

Balter Super Vibe Series Birch 126B Soft Orange Cord

Designed to generate a full, lavish, powerful tone taking your vibe playing to an unprecedented level. The Super Vibe Series is made specifically with large, massive weighted ... 

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 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 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 Unwound Series Fiberglass 10F Extra Hard Phenolic

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

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 Unwound Series Black Birch 03BB Med. Soft Brown Rubber

Designed for response, clarity, control and sensitivity. Type: Oval Brown Rubber Handle: Black Birch Hardness: Medium Soft Use: Marimba Why XL? ... 

Balter High Volume Series Rattan 192R Hard Nylon

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 High Volume Series Rattan 194R 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 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 GP2 Weighted Phenolic 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 Fiberglass 12F Med. Hard 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...