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Weird sound coming from inside my guitar

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Hi everyone, long time since I posted here.

I recently bought an Ibanez FGM that I just replaced the strings and had to adjust the spring tension on the back of the guitar as well. I also unscrewed the neck of the guitar to sand away some of the lacquer on the back. Nothing too fancy.

Anyway after putting the pieces back together I noticed that whenever I use the trem the guitar makes a clanky sound that seems to come either from the neck or the back of the body. I'm not sure what is causing this but its a pain since it becomes really loud when amplified. My trem is basically unusable if I don't get rid of this sound.

Here's a short
where you can hear it (you may need to turn up your volume).

Any ideas on what is causing this and how to solve it? I really need to get rid of this sound.

Thanks for the help everyone.

PS: Here's a pic of the guitar just for viewing enjoyment:


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- Trem posts locked? (little screw inside)
- Are your trem saddle screws tight?
- Maybe a body crack at the trem posts that opens every time you use the trem?
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