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Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business.
Serving the Greater Lake Tahoe area...and beyond.
Established at So. Lake Tahoe in 1973

Fleischer Electronics specializes in modern and older HiFi/stereo and Musician's Electronics and also has extensive experience on old (even antique) electronics of all types.  We also do general electronics servicing, engineering, & "sometimes really odd-ball-strange stuff".  We work on mechanical items, on vacuum tube and transistorized equipment; home theatre electronics; musician's amps, jukeboxes, antique radios, etc. The only thing we do not work on are TV's, as we leave those to the local TV sales/repairs stores. 

We have a huge stock 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.     (530) 541-1610
Since 1977 at  2601 Alma Ave. (corner of Reno Ave.), So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Please telephone ONLY between 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 1973, so we can concentrate on serious repairs without interruptions.

For many 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 to do it that cheaply. It is now, depending on the item, between $5 and $50.  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.  Our BASIC labor rates are on this page.

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


This business is for sale.  My health is failing. You can purchase the entire business, which is located in my garage attached to my home....& the desk, storage cabinets, all test gear/instruments & parts, ...for about $15K.   I will even consider selling the house, furnished, & the business, together.  Includes a lot of tools & machinery too home repair equipment, etc.   ~ 1800 square feet of living area, oversize 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths.  VERY nicely kept up.  $$$$ Clear-Heart tongue & groove Redwood exterior, with brick accents, etc.   Very nice exposed massive solid open-beam construction. Beautiful summertime yard.   For more information:  business-4-sale.htm.   I will consider paying a FINDERS FEE (even for just the business).
MEANWHILE, I AM STILL HERE, WORKING ON YOUR EQUIPMENT...likely well into 2019 or 2020.

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: Just prior to moving to Lake Tahoe in 1973 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 in a separate building.  We did a fair amount of repairs & modifications for musicians; this became the major part of the business over the years.  I eventually moved the repair business to my large garage, attached to my home.

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 will refer you to others.

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

OTHER repair stores send their difficult repairs to us!  We were featured on 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 81 in 2018, and intend to try to retire to a Continuing Care Retirement Community in 2019 or 2020 the very latest. It's true that I would like to find a 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, in our shop.   Because I operate out of my garage, and work only part-time, my prices can be kept quite  reasonable and I often 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.
Our official labor rates increased on June 4, 2018 to: $80/hr MAXIMUM, $45/hr Minimum, but I usually charge much less, usually it is about $28/hr. We have various basic and estimate rates for analysis and estimate, MOSTLY BASED ON ITEM COMPLEXITY.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK.

 Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; B.E.A.R, etc.

What do you do for fun...OR...?
I used to, before my health started to fail:  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. Play, poorly (IMO), classical & jazz piano.  Amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Used to 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)....Member, & 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!  For 2018, it was September 27th.
Wife, Penny, was President-elect. I chaired the stein-holding contest for several years 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 now only $55. I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed due to my health.  Involvement has included the Vikingsholm Aid Station for the Tour 'd Tahoe; Bike The West;  and, of course, many things for local children.  Due to my failing health & coming retirement and moving, I left Kiwanis in October 2018.

I am still the 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 for several years ...etc!

Penny was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) in this area for a long time. Friends of the Library.  Active in Bread & Broth 4 Kids & delivers Meals on Wheels & helps with various programs in town.  She was the Director of Bringing Art To Schools program better known as BATS. Volunteered at the Juvenile Treatment 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 big room at the American Legion Hall.  I am sometimes 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:  01/06/2019