Totally can do it that way, and depending on the song it might necessitate it. I just personally prefer the gradual dynamics (aka “50 Shades of Overdrive to Cleans” ) with using the guitar volume knob and friendly gear down the signal chain. It took me a while to appreciate it and this is totally subjective, but it really feels more “fun” to me to play like that. Kicking on a Octavia mid song is a gas though too . Different strokes!