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It sounds like your notes are "Fretting Out;" which is a very annoying phenomenon that can be caused by a number of factors. The fact that all of your strings are fretting out beyond the 14th fret strongly suggests that it is a neck curvature issue. Your truss rod probably needs a tweak.
You did not say what type/model of guitar you play. Some guitars are almost notorious for fretting out. Example: I had a '52 Reissue Fender Telecaster that used to fret out on the first three strings beyond the 12th fret. I knew the neck curve was dead on, so it drove me crazy. Some people suggested shimming the neck. Instead, I removed the vintage correct/traditional Fender Telecaster bridge/bridge plate and replaced it with a very modern, six-saddle Telecaster bridge and bridge plate. This change instantly and completely eliminated all of the fretting out with that guitar. So the problem can be very model/hardware specific.
Best advice is this: start with the easily-fixed probable causes, and then move onto the more difficult fixes, if necessary.
This is certainly one option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OONnAVIQ3I
e--8 b--8 g--5 d--5 a--7
Yours does have the ZPS. The ZPS is the black springs and silver bar behind the block. The EZs use different blocks that only take 2 springs. The cavity for EZs don't look anything like a traditional trem cavity. His isn't an EZ2.
That's a slide, you can see it live:
^ it is but the finger you're using to hold the string isn't as strong. it's also kind of shorter as well (normally) which doesn't help, either. you sort of have to bunch up those other supporting fingers to fit them behind the pinky, which erodes a lot of the benefits you mentioned.
The first chord just sounds wrong. Are you sure the note on the B string isn't the 3rd fret? If it is, John Sykes uses that chord and the D chord a lot on the 1987 Whitesnake album and also Em9 chord though voiced a bit differently.
I don't know if it's sensible to name that kind of chords. They would be Cadd9#11 and D6add11. But I would just call them C major and D major. I mean, if a song used those voicings, the chord symbol over them would most likely just be C and D.
e--2 b--3 g--0 d--4 a--3
e--0 b--3 g--0 d--4 a--2
e--0 b--4 g--4 d--2 a--4
e--0 b--2 g--0 d--4 a--3
e--0 b--3 g--0 d--4 a--5
e--0 b--0 g--0 d--4 a--2 e--0
Major chords = Root, Major third, Perfect fifth.
Minor chords = Root, Minor third, Perfect Fifth.
Diminished Chords = Root, Minor third, diminished fifth.
Augmented Chords = Root, Major third, Augmented fifth.
Suspended Chords = Root, suspended second or fourth, perfect fifth.
I agree with some of what I'm reading.
Under 1000 = not worth it at all. Cheap feel, terrible pickups, sloppy hardware.
1000-2000 = still not worth it. Getting there, but not something I feel comfortable playing a gig with considering the general feel and bridge instability (I'm talking about floating bridges).
I'm sure when you get up there in price, they start to become better guitars.
Take my opinion with a grain of salt however. I have not played EVERY Ibanez on the planet, nor do I claim to be some sort of guru. This is based off my experience playing hundreds of them in guitar shops, most of them being RGs, JEMs, RGDs, Ss, Gios, and Satrianis under 2000.
The Ibanez in my signature is the best Ibanez I've ever played. The pickups are a bit muddy, but it makes for a really neat clean sound.