Another J.Custom Tone/Pickup Question
Hey guys, I've always been a lurker here but I do have a question that I would like to ask! Reposting this from TGP as I didnt get much response there so I figured this is the place to ask haha.
I've been playing an Ibanez J.custom for a while now, specifically an older 2004 RG8570nt.
Plays great, feels good, looks beautiful as well. I've swapped out the previous pickups which were them DiMarzios (TZ, TV, AZ) as they sounded really 'blankety wet' to me? Suhr pickups took their place (SSH+, ML, SSV). The Suhrs definitely sound better to my ears, cleaner if you must.
The question I have is, I can't seem to get the guitar to sound bright, as in like sparkly bright, spanky-ass kinda sound. Like the kind where notes jump out immediately with a sparkle. Now I know that's not what Ibanezs are for in general but I really do like the feel of the neck and the way it plays. Is there something I can do about the guitar short of selling it and maybe getting a tele?
Is it just the nature of the guitar? ie. mahogany body wood and thin wizard 5-piece neck. Is it a bridge thing ie. floydroses in general. Are there pickups that I should look at? ie. been looking at some p90-ish humbuckers.
I've researched on stuff that I can do, ie brass blocks, titanium saddles, even full on hantug titanium lo-pro edge bridges ($799), SS refret (could use a refret by now), but I guess I want to check out my options and with some opinions here before I do anything insanely expensive.
Oh, I play through a fender reverb clone. Bondi Delmar>Lovepedal Kanji>Suhr Riot>Boss DD20. If that helps.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!