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 93R Extra Hard Phenolic

The Mike Balter 93R Marching Keyboard mallets feature a 1" extra hard phenolic head and rattan shaft. The overall length is 14 1/8". The Unwound Series consists of v... 

Balter Ultimate Series Rattan 116R Soft Orange 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 Dick Sisto Medium Brown Vibraphone Mallets

The Dick Sisto 2 mallets are similar to the DST1 but with a darker, warmer sound. They produce a full sound on both vibes and marimba. Head diameter: 1.5″ ... 

Balter Ensemble Series Fiberglass 16F 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. Their p... 

Balter Tradition Plus Series Rattan 74R Med. Soft Red Trim Latex

Latex wound mallet head creates a unique sound in the "South-of-the-Border" tradition. Type: Rubber Wound Handle: Rattan Hardness: Medium Soft Use: Marimba 

Balter Ensemble Series Fiberglass 18F 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 Ensemble Series Fiberglass 17F 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 Unwound Series Rattan 91R Med. Hard Poly

The Mike Balter 91R Marching Keyboard mallets feature a 1 1/8" medium hard poly head and rattan shaft. The overall length is 14 1/8". The Unwound Series consists of ... 

Balter Artist Series Ted Piltzecker Vibraphone Mallet

The Balter Artist series Ted Piltzecker Vibraphone Mallet Comes in a medium hardness on a rattan handle. The Ted Piltzecker Model is slightly longer with weighted heads ena... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Medium Soft-Soft Mariba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Medium Soft-Soft Marimba delivers strong defined fundamentals with minimal bar attack. This performs great on the lower octaves of the instr... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Soft Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Soft Marimba Mallet delivers big lush fundamentals with a mild soft attack. The 527B is perfect for lower octaves of the marimba or bass voi... 

Balter Universal Series Rattan 186R Extra Soft to Soft Brown Yarn

The Mike Balter Universal Series offers an array of multi-tonal models. Loosely wrapped wool yarn wound heads around heavy, hard cores with various underlayments that change t... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Hard Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Marimba Mallet is the Hard mallet of the series. A perfect mallet for the upper register of the marimba with lots of articulation. Balter us... 

Balter Tradition Plus Series Birch 74B Med. Soft Red Trim Latex

Latex wound mallet head creates a unique sound in the "South-of-the-Border" tradition. Type: Rubber Wound Handle: Extra Long Birch Hardness: Medium Soft Use: M... 

Balter Unwound Series Fiberglass 07F Hard Maple

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

Balter Tradition Plus Series Rattan 75R Soft Orange Trim Latex

Latex wound mallet head creates a unique sound in the ";South-of-the-Border" tradition. Type: Rubber Wound Handle: Rattan Hardness: Soft Use: Marimba 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Extra Hard Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Marimba Mallet is the extra hard model from the series. Perfect for faster articulate passages or in upper the registrar of the marimba. Bal... 

Balter Unwound Series Fiberglass 93F Extra Hard Phenolic

The Mike Balter 93B Marching Keyboard mallets feature a 1" extra hard phenolic head and fiberglass shaft. The overall length is 14 1/8". The Unwound Series consists ... 

Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Medium Soft Marimba Mallet

This Balter Keiko Kotoku Series Medium Soft Marimba Mallet delivers a lush and smooth range of tones across the entire marimba. It performs great as any voice in a graduate... 

Balter Ensemble Series 11BXL Hard Yellow Yarn Mallets - Birch

The Balter Ensemble Series 11BXL Hard Yellow Yarn Mallets is one of the cornerstones of the Mike Balter keyboard mallet line. These single-tone yarn wound mallets feature soli...