#1
To me wanking means masturbating. But apparently it's some sort of guitar word to, what does it mean? I seem to get the impression it's like mindless shredding
#2
Yes, it means mindless shreding. It's also known as wankery.
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#5
How did a British word for masturbating get turned into a guitar word? I'm looking at you Pit.
#6
not just our word. i promise. i knew it b4 i descended into here. and none of my r/l friends come here.
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How did a British word for masturbating get turned into a guitar word? I'm looking at you Pit.



because many UK musicians frown upon people playing their instruments to the Nth degree and will suck your c**k if you say you are musical.

Not that i like mindless shredding but i dont like mindless talent slaggers
#8
umm, I think it just means messing around in general, so just jamming on the guitar basically. Sometimes here (USA) if a friend asks you what you're doing you could reply with "just jerkin off" or "jerkin around" or you could be "jerkin off in class" which just means messing around. I think that's the same case with wanking.
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#9
It kinda means two things. It might mean the musical equivalent of masturbation, as in just playing for yourself, usually in a shred style. Or it could mean just screwing around.
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#10
wanking on guitar is playing until the strings pop off and give your mom pink eye
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umm, I think it just means messing around in general, so just jamming on the guitar basically. Sometimes here (USA) if a friend asks you what you're doing you could reply with "just jerkin off" or "jerkin around" or you could be "jerkin off in class" which just means messing around. I think that's the same case with wanking.


If I told people I'd just been wanking off in class I'd get a bad reputation and probably a slap.
#12
Well it sort of has similarities, running your hand up and down a long hard neck for long periods? Just me? No?
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because when you shred emotionlessly you are basically masturbating your guitar



Hey, theres emotion involved with both of those, smiles mean happiness, and happiness is an emotion right?
#15
the only other use of wanker in the uk..is like calling someone an asshole or jerk off