I play bass in a band that has been playing for about 2 1/2 months. We have played one show and have about four more lined up in the next month and a half. Due to the lack of drummers in my area, we asked a guitar player we know if he wanted to play conga for us for awhile cuz all you have to do is keep beat basicaaly. Well he definitly worked out, but he's decided congas aren't for him and after our next few shows that he said he would do he's gonna leave. Well we are looking for a full time drummer because we wont be playing small gigs forever and we just need to get a good drummer and practice with him. Well here is out dillema. We have a best friend who is decent at drums. He does get off time but with more practice he could probably pull it off. But he hates to play congas (a lot of our shows will be with that) and we don't know if we feel a real sense of dedication out of him. Then there is this other drummer who lives about 30 minutes away that my guitarist and I know. He's really good and really cool and would have no problem getting him and his drumset to our practice space, but his schedule is so busy that he can only practice one day a week, on Sunday, and we gig on Fridays and Saturdays. So the question is, do we go with our best friend who is decent but might screw up a lot and might not be as dedicated as we would like him to be but has an open schedule, or go with the guy who could definitly do it skill-wise, but wont be able to practice much and possibly not gig much?