Malletech vibraphones and pickup system

Joe Locke - Malletech artistJoe Locke performs with the Malletech Omega vibraphone and pickup system.

Every feature of the ΩmegaVibe was developed with the input of pros who spend their lives not only playing, but carrying, setting up and breaking down vibes. We are indebted to all of them who have offered their input over the past few years. Designed with the serious musician in mind, the ΩmegaVibe offers a modern approach to the instrument. Find out more

The Malletech V3PS Pickup System

After gathering Joe Locke’s detailed specifications,  Malletech assembled a powerhouse team in order to create a game-changing product that is packed with the features players actually need. Every aspect was carefully considered and road-tested over its three-year development. Mike Pope and Joe Locke hunkered down in Mike’s studio, recording the vibes direct with different settings, pulling out the circuit boards and changing parts, dialing in the tone-shaping circuits to the exact sound Joe wanted to hear. The result is more natural-sounding than any electronic pickup system has any right to sound.

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Joe Locke series by Mike Balter

Joe Locke has inspired and helped develop a unique series of mallets with Mike Balter, culminating in the Joe Locke Series vibraphone mallets: Quick Fly (model 47R), Crossover (model 48R), and Deep Tone (model 49R).

Joe Locke, Mike Balter malletsAvailable at Mike Balter Mallets

The Mike Balter Advantage starts at the top with Mike himself and continues in every step of the production process. Every custom-crafted mallet has an advantage you can see, an advantage you can feel, and an advantage that you can hear with every stroke. Your advantage is the name … Mike Balter.

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