RG370DXL Incomprehensibly POOR Sustain
Hi, I know I didn't buy a $2000 Les Paul, but my $400 left handed RG370DXL has practically unplayable string decay on the G, B and mostly the upper registers and especially the high E string- no sustain. Lower strings are not too bad. I owned an 1987 American Kramer Pacer Deluxe with an original Floyd Rose Tremolo since 1987 and sold it last year as I fell in ecstatic love with the wizard neck on the RG. My Kramer had lame sustain also. I would buy a hard tail if i can get an Ibanez with a wizard neck in the same price range as my RG370DXL if it gives better sustain, but I don't see a lefty like that. I am wondering if its simply inherent for floating trems (especially this cheap one) to kill string sustain. What is reasonable sustain? So, really, I am asking what to do. Can I improve this guitar's sustain with something like better or different strings (I'm using ernie ball super slinky) better pickups, better tremolo or dial in my Pod xt live with the right compressor- do the upper priced RG models suffer similar inherent sustain problems- do i need to just buy a $$ better RG- did I get a lemon off of E-Bay? I have heard for years to use thicker strings, but I experimented with strings with my Kramer for years with no real difference in sustain. Any dialogue on this topic is wholly appreciated, thanks.