I'm the guitarist/vocalist in an originals band. We currently have a lineup of myself plus a bassist and a drummer. The drummer just rejoined in August, and lately we've been talking about adding a lead guitarst. We're not sure if the trio thing is enough for our music. We'll need to play some covers, for a while at least, and another guitarist will definitely support that. We tried out a lead guitarist a few weeks ago, and he's been around for a couple of practices. He definitely can play, and he's been working on our songs as well as some covers we're going to play, but I'm not sure there's a good personality fit there. I've recently been contacted by the guitarist I used to jam with. He has played with our drummer in one version of my band, and with the bassist when we were without a drummer. He's a really nice guy and has a positive attitude and everything, but he's flaked out on us a few times. He never quit the band and we never kicked him out...we just quit hearing from him for a couple months and quit trying to get a hold of him. I haven't told him that we've been playing with the drummer, cuz I don't want to give him something to "motivate him" only to have him flake out in a few weeks or months again. Two more factors: 1) The old guitarist has "the look" and has always been popular with the ladies. The new guy...to put it kindly...he doesn't have the look. 2) Simply put, the old friend is often baked. Thoughts, comments?