Bob Mothersbaugh

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Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh.jpg
Mothersbaugh in 2011.
Background information
Also known as Bob 1
Born (1952-08-11) August 11, 1952 (age 63)
Akron, Ohio, United States
Occupation(s) Musician
Associated acts Devo, The Wipeouters, The Bob I Band, Visiting Kids, The Jitters
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
G&L SC-2
Labaye 2x4
Custom "Spud" Ibanez
Gibson L6-S

Robert Leroy "Bob" Mothersbaugh, Jr., (/ˈmʌðərzbɔː/; born August 11, 1952), or "Bob 1", is the lead guitarist and occasional vocalist for Devo and younger brother of lead vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh. He went on to be part of the music production company Mutato Muzika.

Other work[edit]

Following Devo's hiatus in 1991, Mothersbaugh started his own band called The Bob I Band, and recorded an unreleased album with the drummer, David Kendrick. The tapes were lost, though a bootleg of the band is circulating.

Mothersbaugh produces soundtracks for film and television, such as the animated television series Rugrats as part of the aforementioned company Mutato Muzika.

In 2015, Bob performed the theme to Harvey Beaks.[1]



  • Chopper Guitars "Spudocaster"
  • Gibson Mike Bloomfield Les Paul
  • LaBaye 2x4
  • Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra
  • Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer


  • G&L SC2 Student Model
  • Ibanez custom blue "Spud" guitar
  • Ibanez Les Paul (modified w/ inverted horn)
  • Line 6 POD XT and X3s


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