Bixonic Expandora Multi-Stage Distortion Pedal Review

Bixonic Expandora
Bixonic Expandora

Bixonic recently released theĀ Bixonic Expandora EXP-2000R, a reissue of the earlier EXP-2000.

The Expandora has more going for it than a great name. It’s established a reputation as a great source for a variety of distorted sounds. It’s been used by Bush, Megadeth, ZZ Top, Bootsy Collins and other artists.

The EXP-2000R retains the look of earlier versions, but improves on them by bringing to the front dip-switches that were previously inside the case. It also adds a switch to toggle between Bass and Guitar settings. As a result, the Expandora is like having eight distortion pedals combined into one.


The Expandora is housed in a brushed aluminum housing. Some players may not like its “tuna can” design, but it’s a refreshing alternative to the standard pedal block.

The case feels solid and substantial. The overall build quality appears to be very good.

The Expandora runs off a battery or a 9V DC power supply (not included). To change batteries, you have to remove one screw on the back. Continue reading “Bixonic Expandora Multi-Stage Distortion Pedal Review”