But its going to hurt. The band already suffers from multiple problems. I don't want to add more onto their shoulders, but I've been more than patient until recently, when I started getting my fill. I could list the several problems, but its nothing you haven't heard before. Thing is, I accepted a position with another band. The new band has no gigs at the moment, but they have a knockout female singer and experience - we should have gigs in a reasonable amount of time, I hope. I told them my goal was to be playing out ASAP and they agreed. I told the existing band a week or 10 days ago that I was going to look for another band that could get me some gigs (what I really meant was a band that had it "together" more, but no sense in twisting the knife, you know?), but that I wasn't quitting them, and if I did have to quit I would give notice. I guess i should have been more direct, but I like these guys and wanted to spare their feelings. I think if they have one more band member leave they'll probably hang it up for the time being and I hate to be responsible for that. But the drummer is looking for a new gig too, I know he is. Please don't get me wrong, I know I can be replaced, but so can the guitar player who quit five months ago (and we have not yet had a single rehearsal with any new permanent guitarist, just some fill-in guitarists who can't/won't come aboard and are not committed to learning all the material, etc.). We supposedly have a gig on Feb. 29th, but no PA system to play it with. I'll play the gig if its not canceled, but probably need to make that my last. They may have one show sometime in March, but I'm not sure of the date or if it is even written in stone. How long of a notice should I give to be courteous and proper?