I wish I could be a volume pot guy, but mostly I'm a clean boost one. Being the lone guitar player sometimes makes it hard to properly use the volume pot, especially if you play some fast-paced songs and you need to switch from breakup to overdrive and from overdrive to soloing. And back. Add to all this that I'm also the lead vocals (99% of the times. I'm a way better singer than guitar player ), you'll see why it's hell to be me with just a volume pot on stage. Oh yeah, dynamic picking (especially if you fingerpick a lot like I do) it's a great tool, still not enough for what I play.