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Turn the guitar over so the bottom is visible. There should be a plastic panel held on with screws. Undo the screws and take the panel off. Inside, there should be springs that connect the bridge and tremolo to a metal bracket that is like a claw. The metal bracket should have screws in it also that go through the bracket and into the body of the guitar. ...


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Fret rattle is usually caused by a problem with the action. Either the neck relief is too little or the saddles are too low or both. As ggcg and Tim suggest, you can take it back to Guitar Center, especially if you bought it new. I expect they will be willing to do a free setup for you. If you bought it used, they might not include that in their services (...


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A properly set up Floyd Rose type bridge should almost immediately return to in-tune. With a standard set up the bridge is usually parallel or nearly parallel to the body. It sounds like you need to have a set up done on the bridge to get it aligned correctly, and to check that there isn't anything mechanically wrong with the unit.


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Take the bar off - does it stop? Most common cause is the actual whammy bar rattling in its thread. Fix is a few turns of PTFE tape on the thread before you screw it in, available from any hardware/plumbing store. Don't use sticky tape of any kind. PTFE is "teflon" & won't stick or jam. If that's not it, you're going to have to give us better ...


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I do most of my own setup these days and have been for a few years. When I first started doing it I found a book with step by step instructions and procedures written by Dan Erlewine that do a pretty good job of explaining the how to's and reasons for. I'm sure you can find a copy by googling books by Dan Erlewine and the cost is much cheaper than a single ...


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