Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business.
Serving the Greater Lake Tahoe area
Established at So. Lake Tahoe in 1972

Fleischer Electronics specializes in Musician's Electronics and old stereo equipment, but also does general electronics servicing, engineering, & "sometimes really odd-ball-strange stuff".

We stock a very wide assortment of parts ...including vacuum tubes from 1920's to the present, for every sort of radio, amplifier, tuner, etc. ...for home, industry, & musicians. We have tubes that are difficult to find. Huge stock of diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc.

California Repair Service Bureau license 92243 (previously 15748).
Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; etc.

http://FleischerElectronicsService.com     (530) 541-1610
Since 1977:  2601 Alma Ave. (corner of Reno Ave.), So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Please do not call before 9 am, nor after 4 pm.   Best time to call is 1:30 PM to 4 PM.  We have NO drop-in hours; you must have an appointment to be here. This policy has been in place since 1972, so we can concentrate without interruptions on serious repairs.

For some years we offered low cost 'quickie' look-see's. Typically we spent 1/2 hour or more, and charged around $5 or $10.   We can no longer afford it. We charge for estimates, because that is where so much of our time is spent, analyzing your equipment's problems.  There will be some exceptions.

We do not, and have never, accepted credit cards.


This business is for sale.  I should retire, I'm 80+.  You can purchase the entire business, & all the test gear & parts, for about $15K.   I may consider selling the house, furnished, & the business, together.  Includes a lot of tools & machinery too ...even a lathe & welding gear, home repair equipment, etc.   1724 square feet of living area, oversize 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths.  Nicely kept up too.  Clear-Heart tongue & groove Redwood exterior, with brick accents, etc. Beautiful summertime yard.   One of those Must-See places.  For more information:  FleischerElectronicsService.com/business-4-sale.htm

Fender Authorized in & out of warranty
service & parts for all Fender brands,
such as: Fender, Tacoma, Olympia, Gretsch, Jackson, Rhodes, Squier, Guild, etc.   GrooveTubes and others are available, often from stock. We do not sell un-reliable brands of vacuum tubes.
Loaner and Rental amplifiers or combo units sometimes available.
Speaker reconing service.

Bargain Basement:
A link to our page of repaired &
other items for sale, or trade.

NO television work!
For TV purchase or
repair/service, We recommend Frank's TV; (530) 541-5596.

REALLY an old guy?    Yes!!

Due to back & left hip/leg problems, I 
avoid large, heavy, or bulky items like keyboards & I no longer pick-up & deliver heavy consoles.
My HINTS page, covers speaker phasing, etc. I will add to that page now & then with other things for musician's, & HiFi/Stereo/HomeTheatre owners.   
If you have a subject you would like covered on that HINTS page, let me know!
We stock vacuum tubes, including hard to find types.  Quality brands, including Groove Tubes, etc!  Tube matching service.

Company background: Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe in 1972-3 (to get out of the Los Angeles Rat Race), I was Chief Engineer for Linear Corp.  Initially at Tahoe I serviced TV's for two resorts. I soon quit TV work. For years I did stereo & hi-fi repairs for other stores on a wholesale basis as sub-contractor. Nearly all non-TV electronics repairs in this entire area were done by me & my employees in a building behind Kings Center.  HiFi, Stereo & other electronics repairs; design & installing sound systems in homes, businesses & churches. We sold & installed car stereos as Ultimate Auto Stereo.  We did a fair amount of repairs & modifications for musicians; this became  "the" business over the years.  I eventually moved the repair business to my home garage.

BSEE (UCLA), MSEE (Stanford), & many decades working in electronics design & repairs.  Patents in the electronics field.

Some more brands we service....









We are: a long-established electronics SERVICE business. We are NOT a retailer although we usually have some things for sale:
Bargain Basement (CLICK!).

WE SERVICE, Modify, Design, & REPAIR; specializing on Musicians Electronics.  We work on the electronics of guitars. We no longer do fretwork & neck work, and can refer you to others.

 We work on  stereos, medical equipment, and other electronics repairs.

OTHER repair stores send their difficult repairs to us!  We've been featured on such as KOLO-TV/Reno for our expertise & SERVICE.

We do NOT try to sell you parts nor service that we think are a waste of your money.   We stock quality parts, including vacuum tubes, that we know from experience & testing, hold up to the stresses of musician's usage.

We offer free advice on maintenance & use of your equipment.

We offer special services, almost never offered by others. Just one of these: Professional musicians usually have an especially good ear for TONE.  Since the make & model of vacuum tubes & output tubes bias settings ....and some other parts ... have an effect on tone quality, not just the effect on bass thinness or output tube life, we offer tube selection & bias work while you are here, playing your guitar through your own amplifier & your own speakers.  "We get you YOUR tone".  We can also make recommendations of use of your equipment & guitar setup.

Occasionally we take on 'projects', such as antique radios; and 'weird stuff'.

A link to our page of repaired & other items for sale, or trade, and often some FREE things there too!

Worked for other companies besides Linear?

Yes... Douglas; Hughes Systems & Malibu Labs;  RadioPlane; Telemeter Magnetics; Stoddart Aircraft Radio and Stoddart Electro-Systems; and Medical Measurements Corp.

Did you serve in the Military:  yes, for a very long time.  Semper Fi!

Who is responsible for designing & maintaining this lousy trashy website?

Really Grumpy?   Seldom, unless you show up without an appointment.

'I have heard' that you closed the business, & now I hear you may be selling the business...?
Never closed.  I simply changed the telephone number to a private, non-business number.  There was no 'referral' from ATT after 1 year.

I was 80 in 2017, and intend to try to retire to hobbies & traveling by 2020. It's true that I would like to find a business buyer, ideally for both the home and business.  For just the business, I would provide training & transition and the business assets for $15K, a bargain, & would cover parts, tools, test instruments, office furniture, service literature, etc.  Interested? Have a good electronics background?
see:  business-4-sale, a link to a page on this site.

Do you have an hourly rate?
California requires we publish & post our maximum rate, on paper, on a wall/etc., in our shop. Our labor rates are quite fair, and generally well-below repair shops located in expensive rent areas.   Many times we spend an hour on something for you & only charge a few bucks, sometimes nothing. Because I operate out of my garage, and work part-time, my prices can be kept low and I have time to chat, UNpaid. I probably chat, UNpaid, too much. I typically offer a lot of time-consuming free advice, or general BS friendliness.

 Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; etc.

What do you do for fun...OR...?
Bicycling, backpacking, downhill/XC skiing, camping, riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs.  Ballroom dancing with my wife, Penny. Authored & maintain a BMW M/C technical repairs website that is known all over the world. I am a well-known 'guru' for BMW M/C repairs. http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. Play, poorly, classical & jazz piano.  Amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Restore old motorcycles.  My last restoration is my own 1995 BMW motorcycle.  Photo below is of my previous sidecar rig, I have a later one now.  I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all bikes.

What charitable & other organizations have you and your wife been associated with?

Sons In Retirement (SIRS)....& was their Webmaster.
Bed & Broth at St. Theresa's.
Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra. The Club has one big fundraiser per year: Septoberfest!
Wife, Penny, has been the President-elect & 2017 Chair for Septoberfest. I chair the stein-holding contest at Septoberfest.  'The Fest' is one of the last true bargains at South Lake Tahoe; with everything included:  Beer, wine, full German buffet...etc.. and only $45. I participate in most Kiwanis activities.  That includes the Vikingsholm Aid Station for the Tour 'd Tahoe & Bike The West;  and, of course, many things for local children.

Webmaster and computer network guy for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

Special Olympics; LTATF; Chairman of Ryan White consortium for both Alpine and ElDorado Counties....etc!

Penny was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) in this area for a long time. Friends of the Library.  Bread & Broth 4 Kids.  She packages and delivers for Meals on Wheels & helps with various programs in town.  She was the Director of Bringing Art To Schools program better known as BATS. Volunteer at the Juvenile Treatment Center & at Barton Hospital Skilled Nursing Center. Charter Member of the Lake Tahoe Ukulelians.  Plays/sings with small groups at various places, such as the Senior Center, "Choices", and Barton Hospital Skilled Nursing.  Penny & I invite you to visit the main Ukulele group...up to 80 people may be there, having FUN, playing and singing...every week, at the upstairs room at the American Legion Hall.  I am usually downstairs, working on my laptop computer and having a beer.  Ukulele's are available for free use, & there is free instruction. Things usually start happening around 5 pm and go until 8 pm.  Call Penny for dates & information:  (530) 541-1610.

Last Updated:  03/07/2018