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    Based on '90s Bixonic Expandora Overdrive


    About the DRUNK BEAVER Bloom V2

    The Drunk Beaver Bloom V2 is a modded version of the mid-1990s Japanese-made Bixonic Expandora overdrive, as used by the likes of Billy Gibbons, Joe Satriani, Megadeth and Slipknot. It's not a widely known pedal, but those who know it rate it highly!

    The Bloom is an extremely versatile pedal with plenty of volume and headroom, and its various modes of overdrive, distortion and fuzz. If you need an all-in-one pedal, or just fancy adding some new shades of gain to your pedalboard, then this is the one for you!

    What's New with the Bloom V2?

    The version 2 Bloom builds on the v1 and makes some significant changes. The LM308N op-amp has been replaced with a MC1458N dual opamp, which improves the pedal's tonality, making it less compressed and giving a thicker yet more "open" sound. 

    Vitalii has also added a Fat toggle to adjust the frequency response of the pedal.

    Bloom Controls

    "Volume" - Adjusts output level.

    "Tone" - Controls high-frequency response.

    "Gain" - Adjusts the amount of gain (pretty self explanatory!)

    "Voice" switch - Select between 3 clipping modes:

    • Germanium - NOS germanium diodes for saturation and sustain
    • LED - Maximum volume and dynamics
    • Silicon - The same silicon diodes as used in the original Expandora

    "Mode" switch - Select between 4 modes:

    • Overdrive 
    • Crunch
    • Distortion
    • Fuzz (the "forbidden" setting in the original Expandora).

    "Fat" toggle - Switch between Fat, Tight & Classic frequency responses.

    An internal LED brightness trimmer allows you to adjust the status LED brightness.

    Bloom Demo


    Bloom Features

    • Modded take on the Bixonic Expandora
    • 4 modes: Overdrive, Crunch, Distortion & Fuzz
    • 3 voices: Germanium, LED & Silicon
    • 3 frequency responses: Fat, Tight & Classic
    • Instrument switch for fine-tuning for guitar or bass
    • Internal LED brightness trimmer
    • Hand made in Poland
    • Gain, Tone, Volume, Voice, Mode controls
    • Power: 9V DC centre-negative (not supplied)

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Matt B. (Plymouth, GB)
    Best OD/Crunch ive ever used

    add another 5 stars, im no pro but i know what sounds i like and the Bloom is the sound i like. ive had Boss BD2, donner dumble drive, Tumnus and Tumnus deluxe but to me The Bloom tops them all. its a well built easy to dial in. having full gain is so clear and not nosiy. only tried with my strat single coils atm. the distortion isint the best but im comparing it to the Drunk Beaver Batv2 and have a feeling that its a layer distortion for another distortion pedal. fuzz is lush. the chip and fat switch really bring it to live and gives you more options for sound. i cant believe this is made by 1 guy. To me Drunk Beaver are up there with the best pedal makers. could send hours going on about the great things. and im only useing a boss katana mk2 no tube amp but you can get some faux tube headroom with the right switch. if you like the demos, well i got good news, it sound way better in person

    Boost Guitat Pedals are great too, fast delivery, great communication. couldnt ask for a better store

    Mark R. (Southampton, GB)
    Endless Possibilities

    The range of sounds I got in just the first 10 minutes of playing with this pedal was a joy to behold. I can probably afford to take three other pedals off my board now on the strength of this! Well worth the money.