Pedalpocalypse: Scott McKeon on the three pedals he couldn't live without

Guitar Showcase 2021: We launched Pedalpocalypse this time last year and managed an episode before the pandemic made it impossible to continue. Best described as “Desert-Island-Discs-but-for-pedals”, this new episode was filmed under lockdown conditions, with interviewer Robin Davey in the US and guest British blues guitarist Scott McKeon (opens in new tab) in the UK.

The question to Scott remains the same: “If you could only take three pedals with you into lockdown and/or the apocalypse, which ones would they be?”


Watch as Scott McKeon talks us through each pedal, demonstrating their various tones and how he uses them.

Pedalpocalypse is produced by Grow Vision Productions. Presenter Robin Davey is a former member of UK blues rockers The Hoax (opens in new tab), and a current member of alt.rockers Well Hung Heart (opens in new tab) and blues band Beaux Gris Gris (opens in new tab)

Scott is the Content Director of Music at Future plc, which means he’s responsible for the editorial strategy on online and print brands like Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, Guitarist, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Total Guitar etc. He was Editor in Chief of Classic Rock for 10 years and Editor of Total Guitar for 4 years. Scott appears on Classic Rock’s podcast, The 20 Million Club, and was the writer/researcher on 2017’s Mick Ronson documentary Beside Bowie.