I do have a front bow as I had some neck relief every time the guitar was strung.
Pickups really are pretty low already as well
Actually in the literal sense, the issue got resolved. Being the low E stopped dying off quickly.
It was after I reset the strings in the saddles, removed the stop bar and simply fiddled around with different heights of the trem and differences in tension.
I now have a different set of trouble. Strings are "sitar-ing", but the sitar-like sound stops when I tilt back the trem manually after which the strings start to ring cleanly and properly. Which is weird because the trem is currently sitting almost exactly like the videos and manuals say, almost parallel but an ever so slight tilt forward.
One thing I am noticing is that the strings are slightly hovering above the grove that is part of the saddle. You know the groove that is supposed to guide the strings when it's coming out of the bridge into the guitar. So in effect it does make sense that the strings should be resting inside those grooves, which could also explain why the sitar-ing disappears and the notes sound really clean when I tilt the trem backwards. But I really have to tilt the trem backwards in a way that it's visibly really backwards and not how it's supposed to look. It that makes sense.