Okay, here's something I'd like to hear opinions on, and it is mostly targeted at "weekend warriors", or part-timers. I'm going to try to communicate this as well as I can. This is becoming a minor issue in our band with a couple of the members. First of all, we are a pretty big band for a bar band. Our BL always had this vision in his head of a big, heavily instrumented band doing Country music. As it stands now, we have three guitars, bass, drums, and a vocal-only singer. So when we hit the stage there's already six of us. One of the guitarists was asked to leave yesterday due to his lack of commitment, attitude, and general work ethic. He was the main rhythm player. We had worked with him for months and he has been playing shows right along with us, but he continued to show a lack of interest and his reliability was questionable. He started having trouble at shows and generally seemed to lose interest overall. We have the opportunity to get a keyboard player who is very good but is burned out on the whole tribute band thing and wants to come play for us. In addition to that, the BL has already lined up a replacement rhythm player who he has been feeding our music to for about a month preparing him to come in and replace the one who was let go. So if we get the keyboard player there will be seven of us. Needless to say, when we do work the pay split will be even worse than it is now. However, having a good keyboard player would really improve our sound and make us better as a group. So what's your view on this? I'm kinda torn. I'm excited about having a nice sound, but seven people is ridiculous unless you're some kind of touring band. As far as cutting guitars, BL is one of them but he rarely plays or sings, he acts more as an agent and promoter than anything, so that's not going to happen, lead player is really good, a nice guy, and one of the hardest workers in the band. This is a part-time thing for us, we're typical weekenders, the money isn't the driving force behind what we do....but it is nice to have and getting paid reinforces our feelings that we are actually a decent band and that for as hard as we work it's at least somewhat worth it.