Mike Balter provides the greatest selection of mallets worldwide. His mallets range from concert percussion to marching bands and are designed for students as well as professional musicians.
A Chicago-based company, Mike Balter began making mallets after many years as a professional musician and educator. He taught at The American University of Music and DePaul University where he had also studied. As a percussionist, Balter played with Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, and countless other famous musicians. He also played the national tour of many Broadway musicals.
For any percussion instrument and any performance situation, Mike Balter has the perfect pair of mallets. Popular items from include the Band Director's Special. This kit includes all of the basics with a medium yarn mallet, medium rubber mallet, PVC Xylo mallet, brass bell mallet, general timpani mallet, and a pouch to store all of them. Equip your school band program with Basic Yarn Mallets available in yellow, blue, or red and priced affordably for any school or student. Bring beautiful sounds out of your timpani with the Timpani mallets. Color coded for hardness, these mallets have strong maple handles and seamless felt covered heads. Balter's Concert Bass Drum Mallets will bring out a warm, full sound from your drum. These feature synthetic heads with maple shafts, and are a great addition to any school or orchestra.
More professional mallets are also available from Mike Balter such as the Pro Vibe Series Rattan Mallets. These well-balanced mallets are covered with a fine cord. Choose from the silver cord jazz, red cord soft, blue cord medium, green cord medium hard, and the yellow cord hard. The Chorale Series Birch Handle Marimba Mallets are another admired choice. These mallets are wonderful for indoor or outdoor playing and their microfiber-wrapped heads combine the warmth of yarn with the crispness of cord.
For any percussion instrument in any performance venue, Mike Balter's extensive line of mallets is sure to have exactly what you need.