I've been spending a whole bunch of time with this one band that I happened to start, and while I love the members in it, I've been busy learning the limits of my frustration over 5 months time. I have a drummer that wants to be a guitarist and doesn't have the skills, a guitarist that can play guitar OK, but not exactly great at either guitar or drums (which he also plays), and a lead singer that seems to be coming along quite well. the guitarist has decent skills but it seems like every time I turn around, I hear crap coming out of the amp we're using. Lately I've had the guitarist's drumset for like 2 months, and really I'm noticing that the guy isn't cutting it, between him dealing with a classic rock band that he thinks is going to get famous. so far I've been working playing with the drummer and lead, and we're doing great. the problem is that whenever the guitarist comes out, not only does he get a little reactive in turn making us all hostile, but it seems like the guy just doesn't care. When we talked with him, he SAID he was going to make more time for this band, but even then I'm just noticing that we still get frustrated at eachother so easily we're on the verge on calling it quits. I was actually told by my drummer today, "I hate to say it, but it almost seems like we're not good enough for you anymore", and we practice ONCE A WEEK. In addition, it seems that the equipment we're using is just turning to crap. I have a guitar amp we're dealing with right now that not only is not loud enough (we remedied this by putting it on a cabinet we can roll around) but sounds sloppy whenever i walk by it, two guitars that are probably as cheap as anyone can find them (worse than squire in aspects), and a crapload of Karaoke mics. Is there any way to get this going back together? I don't want to lose members, but i sure as HELL don't want the band staying the way it is, seeing as we're all friends for now. Is there any way that I can actually get my friend better? I hate to hear that I can't do anything to help this out, seeing as I really don't know anyone else, and I'm not willing to drive over fifty miles to find someone that sucks. so you guys give me your advice.... FLUSH THE TOILET AND START OVER or TRY AND GET THINGS BACK TOGETHER.