I have a problem with my studio sound and none of the basic solutions have worked. The problem is exccesive vibration in my snare drum. I have several melamine tiles & diffusors but they don't seem to help. The vibration (from the rattles/snare) are mostly caused by my bass drum but also from the bass guitar. Hopefully someone here can resolve this. Thanks for the help.
First make sure the snare strainer itself is in good condition. Any wires that are bent or stretched out of shape can be snipped off. A new strainer cures a lot of ills. Secondly try different tunings. If the drum (especially the bottom head) is tuned to a frequency that resonates naturally in the room, it will never stop rattling. If none of this cures the problem, try putting a small piece (1/2 " x 3" or so) of gaffing tape on the snare side head. Right in the middle under the strainer and opposing (90 Degrees) the wires. Hope this helps