Our guitar player decided to quit with a 4 day notice because of something our drummer/keyboardist/singer requested and the guitarist agreed to do. We have quite a number of gigs booked and don't have anybody to step in on a short notice. We have had this guitarist for a year. He has done a good job playing wise; but, he does not contribute to anything else with the band other than show up for practice and gigs. He owns nothing but his amp and guitar and does not haul any gear or book gigs at all. He was getting equal pay (we are 3 piece) and he has made a nice sum of money. He stepped into a working, professional band situation and when he joined, he was supposed to contribute to the band but he has not done anything else but kept coming up with excuses why he could not do more. I do 90% of the bookings, all of the promotions, I own the monitor system, and I haul most of the gear in my van. The drummer/keyboardist/singer owns the P.A. and lights and hauls his drums and part of the P.A. He occasionally books a gig. He and I do the work to run the band. The drummer/keyboardist/singer stated a few months ago that he should get some money from each gig for supplying the P.A. and lights since he has not previously and he should now. That would help with repairs, cables, etc. too. The guitarist agreed to taking his cut in pay to cover that cost since he does not do anything else for the band and he does not want to own any gear or haul it and he does not want to book any gigs. He wants to do as little as possible. It's either that or we would have to rent a P.A. and lights or pay a sound company. After only 2 gigs, the guitarist decided that he did not want to contribute financially or work wise to the band and his answer today was to quit this Saturday and walk away from an established band with good paying gigs that he would still make more than being in any other regional band. Plus, we play some high profile festivals and events for very good money as an opening act for national bands or we are the headliner. Now, he will be making no money and not playing. Now we are high and dry with a couple more gigs this month and no guitarist.