Right now, I'm in a band with perhaps the worst guitar player on the face of the earth. Hear me out, I'm not digging on a guy who is a newbie to the music world, so don't get your panties in bunches. I love people that try and if they want it, they get better. My guitarist has been playing for 9 yrs. He knows what a guitar is, how many strings it has, etc, but he has absolutely no concept of what he is playing. He knows what can only be described as "painful blues," or something like blues but with real feelings of pain. As much as BB King can make his guitar weep, which is cool and gives the impression of pain, this guy plays in a fashion that resembles choking asthmatic geese, mic'd, and through horrible distortion tone. He also does not realize how bad he is. Everyone who hears him play winces in pain. After every show, people come up to the singer and I and say "your music was cool... but what the hell is up with the guitarist? he sucks." What do you do about a guy like this? Is anyone feeling the pain of asthmatic geese choking? Also, the drummer is horrible at keeping a steady pace and remembering songs, but he isn't even a freckle on the butt of our problem.