I know this general topic has been addressed many times...but I have a little bit of a spin on the question.
My question is...
Let's say I play full-bore with volume and tone knobs at 10 100% of the time. Am I right in thinking that Modern wiring is better because the tone control receives the signal direct from the input of the volume pot rather than: volume input > volume output > tone pot? I base this assumption on my opinion that the less garbage in your signal, the better your tone. Or is the single extra step of passing through the volume output in the 50s wiring insignificant?
Or, worded more simply, is there a tonal difference between 50s and Modern wiring when all pots are at 10?
Also...Is there a "general" tonal difference between the 2 styles? Or is it just a matter of of how the tone and volume interact? Because many people clain you can't get a true vintage tone without 50s wiring.