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Hetson said "they are something we fear" and "a good soloist knows what not to play" and Brian said "they are a necessary evil in songwriting" and "most guitar solos sound totally masturbatory to me." Hetson: "The only thing different about any guitar solo that I've ever done has to do with fucking around with different amps or cool pedals. Otherwise it's really the same three solos over and over". BR's solos use mostly the scales minor pentatonic, natural minor, blues scale, and dorian mode. Brian: "hey, nobody likes to sit through guitar solos waiting for the vocals to come back, especially on a BR song. That's Graffin's whole thing -'just get to the vocal!'". Brian said the guitar solos only exist to give Greg a breather.