Hot answers tagged snare-drum
Snare resonator heads are supposed to be ridiculously thin. Don't worry about that. The best way to control the sustain of any drum is with tuning (it's also important for best tone). Snares also have, well, snares that can be tuned a bit. But definitely start with tuning the drum. Basically, every drum has a lowest resonant frequency based on its diameter ...
Out on a bit of a limb here, but dampen the top head, make sure the two heads are non resonant, and tighten the snare itself. Haven't played proper drums for decades, but that's the way I'd go.
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible