A Wedgie pick is used by many musicians. The Emo-hard rock band, Flyleaf as well as several other musicians uses this brand. But, it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, it doesn’t matter what skill level you play at. What does matter is having the right type for your guitar playing.
The non musician might be shocked to learn that there are actually a number of different kinds which are meant to be used in different playing situations. For some sounds you need one with a little more flexibility. For others, you need to have a little bit of a stiffer one. That is one of the things you will learn as you increase your guitar playing skills. You will also develop a taste in certain types of these.
Once you find the right type, you might find yourself experimenting with different brand names, based on recommendations from friends and band mates or from guitar teachers and others. The real deal might be this: with only a few exceptions, there are no differences from one brand of pick to another at least in the way that they perform. The only real difference might be in the prices that you will pay which means that you are only paying for the name brand. Don’t get caught up in all of that- it is nothing but corporate wrangling and brand marketing. If you really admire a guitar player and it will make you feel connected to that person to use the same kind, then go for it but if you are just looking for one to play with, steer clear of the price inflated varieties.
A few years ago, there was a book that told people how they can make their own out of milk jugs or other thick plastic containers. Those can be great for a first guitar, especially for a kid that may or may not even stick with the guitar lessons long enough to learn his first chord. But, if you are playing, really playing, you need real guitar picks to get the sound quality and dimension that you want. Once you have gotten to that first gig outside of your parent’s basement or garage, you do not want to take to the stage with a milk jug pick, after all. And, if you want to use the same kind that your favorite bands might be using on stage, then you might want to choose a Wedgie pick.