I really like my band members, except for our other guitar player. We have written a couple good songs together, but the dude is generally really uncooperative, and difficult to work with/be around. He has a shit attitude in general, always talking shit, hardly has anything good to say about anything. Doesn't seem to be capable of having authentic conversations that aren't dripping with sarcasm and attitude. he claims he went to music school but flunked out his last semester, but there's no way that's true. He claims he went though the same program I am currently attending, and that our drummer and bassist attended, but he knows less music theory than our drummer. He doesn't even know what modes are, yet claims to have taken up to theory IV? Right. So that's my first problem. He is generally not easy to work with, but I get along great with my other band members. I've been playing with these guys for 3 years and at the start of the year we completely changed the direction of the band, changed our name, our image, and are working on our music. I don't really care how long it takes to get the album written, as long as the songs are quality. He, however, is being extremely impatient. He wants to record a demo when we only have 4 songs, and i'm only comfortable with two of them. The two that I don't like are as follows, the first song we wrote together, it was a good effort but just isn't something i'd be proud to show off. The other song our bassist wrote as a joke, the song itself was fun to play, but we can do better. So I really feel like he is jumping the gun, he wants to settle and put sub par songs on a demo all because he doesn't want to keep writing, or something. I don't know what his deal is, but I will put my foot down and say I will not put my name on a demo with anything but killer songs. His technique is sloppy as hell. His tone sucks, but it has nothing to do with his gear and everything to do with his technique. I'm not going to pull any punches on this, because its not like he is a new player, he has been playing about as long as me, he just doesn't practice. I've used his rig before when I was playing with another band and the tone was fine, but he always blames his gear. Even if we had the songs to record, his chops are simply not where they would need to be to record a tight guitar track. I've tried giving him pointers for picking, theory, ect, and he won't have it (I think its because he doesn't want to own up to the fact that I'm the better player despite being 5 years younger) And his technique has gotten worse, not better, since I started playing with him 3 years ago. Actually, his technique, and his attitude have both gotten worse. He seems to be in a real downward spiral, and doesn't care to do anything about it. I don't know if the dude is having a mental health crisis, or what, but I don't think I can help him. At this point I feel like I would be better off quitting the band because I don't want to be the only one attempting to bail out a sinking ship. I want to work with people who are as motivated as I am to make killer music, and i'm sick of feeling like i'm the only one putting in the effort. They even told me that nothing gets done at practice the few times I'm unable to make it. Because every 10 minutes I have to be like "okay guys, can we please get back on task? Yeah that's a dank meme, but seriously this is supposed to be practice". Edit: Looking back on everything I just wrote I don't think I need advice on whether or not to quit. I just really needed to vent.