Sustain for Jem77BFP
Earlier this year I bought a new JEM77 Blue Floral Pattern - The recent Premium series one, not the original. It plays great and i really like the tones I'm getting. However I noticed it sustains less than my other humbucker guitars, a couple of Les Pauls and a Floyd Rose equiped Charvel San Dimas. It's especially noticeable on the G string E note (9th fret) and C note (17th fret) but other notes across the fretboard seem to have generally lower than average sustain. The note starts to ring out but then dies a bit prematurely as if a noise gate had just cut in.
I've taken it to a repair guy a couple of times now, and he has set the guitar up, made sure the neck is adjusted right, and did some fretwork to make sure everything is leveled. It plays great however i'm still having less sustain than i am used to on my other guitars. The pickups height doesn't affect the sustain issues. I've played it through various types of cranked amps and pedals including Mesa Triple crown, Fender tweeds, Boss Katana.
My question is, how much sustain is normal for these premium series Jems, say compared to a Les Paul? I really love the looks, tones, playability and feel of the guitar and i'm really sad that I can't get it sustaining as much as i'd like. Maybe i'm being over optimistic on what i expect, or maybe i should contact ibanez support etc. On my floyd equipped charvel i have a big brass sustain block, is there anything similar for the Edge Zero II that is on the JEM?