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I"m looking for 1 pair of the original Mike Balter 46R multicolored mallet with "Tony Miceli" engraved on the shaft. 


khvibes Sat, 04/01/2023 - 09:31

I have a set of those, curious why you're looking for that specific mallet.

SGates Mon, 04/10/2023 - 12:09

In reply to by khvibes

I have one pair and I mix them with Tony's malletechs or Balters 46r's. Thought it would be nice to have a match of 4 originals. I didn't know they would be so hard to come by.

khvibes Mon, 04/10/2023 - 14:28

In reply to by SGates

I've been without vibes since last summer and I can't remember which was my go to set the 46r or the 46ar (I have both). I should have a set of vibes within a week or two and I can let you know then if I would want to sell or not.

tonymiceli Fri, 04/07/2023 - 20:09

because they sound good :-). I liked those Mallets. When Balter sold his business, I knew it would never be the same without him. I do miss him! So I switched over to Malletech since they were a small company as well and I knew the owner. I like it that way.

RenPlaysVibes Sun, 04/09/2023 - 08:43

I no longer use mine, but that was my first set of 4 mallets. Got me through college and then some. They sound great and they feel good on the bars.

khvibes Mon, 04/10/2023 - 17:06

In reply to by SGates

Thanks. Watching the video from Pasic with Tony & David playing duets I really like the sound of Tony's mallets (looks like TM 16). David's mallets are pleasant but thin sounding in comparison.

tonymiceli Tue, 04/25/2023 - 22:27

In reply to by khvibes

i listened to your short video. the instrument sounds good and YOU sound good! beautiful technique. The video ended too early! You should post the complete version here!

What's your story? Where are you from? Do you play professionally? Are you a percussionist?

khvibes Wed, 04/26/2023 - 11:02

In reply to by tonymiceli

Thanks for asking, Tony. I'll just point you to my website for the story.

The song is one I wrote for my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary (would have been about twenty years ago). I'll try and record a full version and would be happy to share a lead sheet as well.

tonymiceli Wed, 04/26/2023 - 13:45

In reply to by khvibes

ok i see, went to your website! listened to eternal blessings. beautiful piece.

but !!!!!!!!! you have a lumina!!!!!!! that is a very cool instrument. I don't think they make it any more right? i'm jealous!

and you tuned pianos so you have great ears. well, you are an interesting and talented cat! good for you!