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Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business.
Serving the Greater Lake Tahoe area ...and beyond, ....since 1973.

Fleischer Electronics works on mechanical items, on vacuum tube & transistorized equipment; home theatre electronics; musician's amps, antique radios, etc.  We do not work on modern car radios, TV's, & computers. We NO LONGER work on large console radios/ we have no room for them.  We MAY turn down work on VERY heavy items.  In some circumstances we (or you) can remove the chassis and bring that to us for repairs.

We do repairs other companies will turn down, either because of a lack of expertise; or, their unwillingness to devote enough time.  We can't do everything, but we especially enjoy working on antique radios and antique musician's equipment.

We do not do speaker reconing nor foam surrounds, due to the enormous amount of room required to store all the hundreds of cones types, surrounds, etc., but can make suggestions should you wish to remove the speakers from their box and ship or deliver them yourself to a speaker repair shop. We do repair speaker crossover networks.  We have some brand-new & some rebuilt speakers, of all sizes from very small, up to 15", for musicians, HiFi's, etc., at very good prices....when they are all gone, we will no longer stock them, as they take up too much storage room.

We have a huge stock of parts ...including quality vacuum tubes from 1920's to the present, for every sort of musician's equipment, home radio, amplifier, tuner, etc.  We also have a major stock of diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc.   


After 46+ years at South Lake Tahoe, I decided to move.  Updates will be posted here as things proceed. As of January 13th, 2020:

We have moved to Carson City, Nevada, where shelving, storage, and workbenches are now in place, electricity is installed, as is our test gear & machinery, and we've finished unpacking our extensive inventory of parts.  Health issues are much better. 

I expected the electronics repairs shop will re-open at the Carson City location January 15th, 2020.  We are awaiting only our permits and license....but, the Secretary of State and the City are very slow at providing our documents.   Looks like it will be the end of January or very early February now.

There was a referral being provided by ATT on my previous telephone  number ...but that is now gone as of January 2020 due to ATT's new policy of 'less service'.   The new permanent number is 775-461-3530.  I am NOT presently maintaining any sort of Repair Work Waiting List, nor am I accepting any work, so please don't telephone me about such until after we re-open.  My E-mail address remains

Our new location is 1903 Teal Drive, Carson City, NV  89701.  As I type this on January 13th, I am emphasizing here, again, that we are NOT YET open for business.

The following information is being provided because some GPS units (and reported to me as also such as Siri) "information" IS FAULTY, and you could get lost!    I am located inside "Quail Run", which was once called Heritage Park (there is still a sort-of obelisk for it near the cross streets of Saliman and Fairview).  I am in a 55+ gated community.  My shop/home at 1903 Teal Drive is located at the intersection of Teal Drive and Gambrel Drive.  There is ONLY ONE OPEN ENTRANCE and that is via Bobwhite Drive, which is off Fairview Drive.  DO NOT use what appears-to-be an entrance off Saliman Road.  The Speed limit is 15 mph inside.

Immediately after passing through the open gate on Bobwhite Drive, turn RIGHT onto Bantail Drive, and follow it a block to where it curves ...where it changes its name to Teal Drive.  Continue to 1903 Teal Dr., which is on the right side of Teal Dr.  The house numbers are NOT in exact numbering order but are clearly marked.  DO NOT park on the street (Fire Department regulations).  Parking areas, are at the left side of Teal Dr.  at the curve (at the postal boxes area), & another parking area is just after Gambrel Dr, also on the left side of Teal Dr.   Speed limit is 15 mph!

NOTE: I have always had NO drop-in hours.  You MUST have an appointment. This policy has been STRONGLY in place since 1973 so I can concentrate on serious repairs without interruptions. This will continue at Carson City, as will the policy of not accepting credit or debit cards.  


We sometimes offer a low-cost look-see service, done WHILE YOU ARE HERE; this, as always, depends on our workload. 

Below photo shows some of our test gear at one of our workbenches at our
So. Lake Tahoe address.  Was a particularly messy workbench day when I took this
photo!  It will likely be nearly as messy for awhile at the new shop!   Not shown is the
machinery, the long shelves of parts, cabinets, storage areas, other test equipment, etc.


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, usually from stock. We do not sell un-reliable brands of vacuum tubes.

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

NO television work! 

REALLY an old guy?    Yes

Due to back & left hip/leg problems, I 
avoid large, heavy, or bulky items  ....and I will no longer pick-up & deliver large heavy consoles ...I don't have room for them here.
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!
Quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching service.

Company background: In 1972, just prior to moving to Lake Tahoe to get out of the Los Angeles Rat Race, I was the Chief Engineer of Linear Corp.  Initially at Tahoe I serviced TV's for two major resorts. I soon quit TV work. For many years I did stereo & hi-fi repairs for the local stores as a sub-contractor.  I did nearly all non-TV electronics repairs in the entire ~100 mile radius area, from a building on Washington Ave, and later in a larger 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 an increasing amount of repairs & modifications for musicians which became our primary business, years later.  I eventually moved the entire repair business to my large garage, mostly to avoid drop-in customers and looky-loos and to keep costs down, which enabled passing on substantial savings to you.

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 MAY have some repaired items for sale.  A link to our page of repaired & other items for sale, or trade, and often some FREE things there too!
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 may refer you to others.  We work on stereos, medical equipment, and other electronics.

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 instrument through your own amplifier & your own speakers.  "We can 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'.

One of my goals is to find someone (who might be retired?), to mentor as a electronics repairman.  Something he could do in his spare time, that was interesting....ultimately, perhaps take over my shop. 

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 designed & maintains this lousy, trashy, messy, antique of a website?

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

Do you have an hourly rate?
 I now work part-time out of my garage, with low overhead.   My prices are purposely kept low and I often have time to chat (unpaid, which I do too much).   Shop labor rates are $36 for the first hour, then $28 per hour.  

 Licensed: City; FCC; CA-B.E.A.R, etc. 


What do you do for fun...OR...?
While we both still ride bicycles, other things are now gone, such as racing/riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs. I gave up long distance backpacking.   Hopefully will be able to ski in the 2019-2020 season.  I still fly small airplanes now and then.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, & some other events.  I authored & maintain a massive BMW M/C technical repairs website that is known all over the world. I am a well-known 'guru' for BMW M/C repairs (I was the West Coast traveling tech consultant for the Company). Play  classical & jazz piano.  Amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Used to restore old motorcycles.  My final  restoration was my own 1995 BMW motorcycle (I have done restorations back to the 1930's models).  Photo below was my final sidecar rig. I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all brands of bikes.  I stopped riding in 2019. I miss it.

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.  I've been involved with many Kiwanis things for local children.  ...the Club has a big fundraiser every year: Septoberfest!
Wife, Penny, was Kiwanis President-elect. I chaired the stein-holding contest for years at Septoberfest.  'The Fest' is one of the last bargains at South Lake Tahoe; with everything included:  Beer, wine, full German buffet...etc.  I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed & finally stopped in 2018 due to health problems.  My involvement has included the Vikingsholm Station for the Tour 'd Tahoe and Bike the West (both many times).  

For years I took care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; & was Chairman of Ryan White consortium for both Alpine and ElDorado Counties for several years.

Penny was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) in the SLT area for a long time. Member of Friends of the Library.  Until recently was still active in Bread & Broth & Meals on Wheels & with various other  programs at SLT.  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; way back to when it was called the Tahoe Aunties!  She is trying to get a ukulele group together.  She is volunteering at a school in Carson City, and already  involved in other Carson City-based organizations.  We may join Muscle-Powered  (the bicycling and hiking group, here in CC).

Last Updated:  01/13/2020