Ah drummers, seems to be the never ending conundrum with Bassists (and bands in general). After years of trying to get my band together we finally got something going last month. We're a progressive speed metal band and everyone is hitting on all cylinders. It's a special thing when all the musicians gel. Now here's the issue; my drummer has two jobs and it's been making practice very difficult. His schedule can vary and his communication is lacking with I and our other band mates. I consider myself to be patient and understanding but all this waiting around is getting a to be a bit cumbersome. He's a great drummer, probably one of the best I've ever played with but I and the band want to move forward. Should we stick it out for him? Or try to find someone else with a more flexible schedule? Has anyone had similar experiences? I just need some advice.