Given that I tried to put my Les Paul on my guitar stand on Saturday and missed, I nearly experienced the detachable headstock!!! In fact I have dared not look at it in the daylight yet.....
I kinda disagree about using the guitar volume for 2 reasons ( and these are generic):
1) it tends to reduce gain rather than/as well as volume. So then the opposite for solos is it can muddy things up. Lower gain can be more cutting.
2) Its too imprecise. Using your ears on stage for me is too in-accurate which is why a want a pre set volume boost.
That's why I feel this is a workaround rather than an answer
You're entitled to your opinion Guy - even though you're wrong
The fact that that volume pot reduces gain as well as level is part of it's magic. Guys like Angus and Jeff etc tend to set their base rhythm sound with the guitar volume on 6 - 7 and work from there. for more or less volume/gain. Jeff Beck uses the volume almost like a compressor a lot of the time by fading in more gain as the not fades. If it's good enough for Jeff, it's good enough for mere mortals like us