Oddly enough, the 8-string has been easier to get used to than the 7-string I traded in for it. I almost settled for a lesser model but this one has EMG's and the binding looks classy. I really enjoy playing this in my metal band Crushing Complex. It kind of goes out of tune a lot but I probably just need to tighten a few screws.
I was extremely happy to hear about Ibanez (then) new series of affordable "metal" guitars and immediately fell in love with the simply kept, yet beautiful design of the Iron Label Series. So I went ahead and got my hands on the 8-String version, since I already owned a 7-string. The neck profile is very slim, as one would imagine it to be coming from Ibanez, but the guitar still manages to stay in tune very well. I am very impressed by the companies ability to strip the size of the neck down to it's possible minimum, while not compromising in tonal and tuning stability. Although I really liked the guitar, the EMG's it came with didn't do the trick for me. Imho they sounded too 'muddy' for the style/tone I was hoping to achieve and after thinking about changing the PU's for quite some time, I ultimately changed it in for an Iron Label 7-string version of the same guitar, because the 7-sting EMG's sounded surprisingly better and I figured that I could just down tune it. Again, I might be cheating a bit by not actually owning the guitar anymore at this point, but at least I got it's little 7-string brother. Which is nice.