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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 antique to ultra-modern radios, HiFi/stereo, & Musician's Electronics.  We do general electronics servicing, engineering, & "sometimes really odd-ball-strange-stuff".  We work 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.

In some ways, we are also doing niche work.  That means we can do work other repair companies will turn down, either because of a lack of expertise; or, perhaps, unwillingness to devote time to your project or problem.  We can't possibly do everything, but we do enjoy the tough or more interesting jobs.  It's a lot more interesting than being a circuit design engineer, like I used to be.

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 no longer do such shipping.  We do work on speaker crossover networks, etc. We have some 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, they take up too much 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.  Huge stock of diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc.   

 

After 46+ years at South Lake Tahoe, we are going to move to Carson City, where I will re-open our shop.   We will post details here, as things proceed:

As of October 18th, 2019, we have moved most of our household items to our new house in Carson City, NV.  I have closed the electronics shop at So. Lake Tahoe so that I can begin moving it. In Carson City, the new workbenches are in place, electrics are partially done, and motorized machinery is in place.  Massive amounts of needed shelving are being constructed...but are not likely to be done until near the end of November, 2019.

My GUESS is that we will be fully moved & have an operational repair shop at the new house in early December, 2019.  Meanwhile, NO work will be done at the Tahoe shop during its de-construction and moving.

We do not yet know if we will eventually have a new phone number...or not. That will be up to ATT ...if they will ACTUALLY do as they say, ...and "port" our present number to the available Spectrum service in Carson City. See further down this article for more information about telephone service for us.


You can IRREGULARLY reach me by phone, 530-541-1610 until at mid-November, after which I don't know about the phone #.  Best is definitely to contact me via E-mail:  
snowbum6@yahoo.com.  BE SURE TO READ THE NOTE FURTHER DOWN!


California Repair Service Bureau license 92243 (previously 15748).
Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; etc.  Not one complaint, EVER!
Since 1977 at  2601 Alma Ave. (at corner of Reno Ave.), So. Lake Tahoe, CA

NOTE!:  http://FleischerElectronicsService.com     (530) 541-1610
NOTE! ....Until we are fully moved to Carson City, we will not have a long distance land-line service to call you back.  Since we DO have Internet coverage, we would call you back, if yours is a long distance number, via Google Voice.  We don't know what number Google uses for any of those return calls to you.  NOTE:  After 12/31/2019, ATT will no longer have referral phone numbers recordings.  I suggest you keep this website address ...as you can always contact me via this website E-mail information.
 
Please telephone ONLY between 1:30 PM to 4 PM.  We have NO drop-in hours; you must have an appointment. This policy has been in place since 1973, so we can concentrate on serious repairs without interruptions.  This policy will continue at Carson City.

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

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

Below is just a portion of our test gear.  Was a particularly messy workbench day when I took this photo.
We have many long shelves of parts too.  Not shown are the cabinets, and other storage areas,
other test equipment, all our machinery, etc.

 

This business has been for sale.  My health is somewhat iffy.  I have problems at Lake Tahoe during the Winter, with roof and driveway snow cleaning and other things.  You could still purchase the entire business, which is mostly located in my Tahoe garage attached to my home (soon to be at Carson City) ....including the desk, storage cabinets, all test gear, instruments & MANY thousands of parts, ...for $15K.   There is a huge amount of items.  Some of the business items are already at our house in Carson City, Nevada, where we will be eventually moving-to.   Since the business has not sold, we'll continue it in Carson City.

For the business:  business-4-sale.htm.  
MEANWHILE, I AM STILL HERE AT SO. LAKE TAHOE, WORKING ON YOUR ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT.




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

NO television work!  No smart phone screen repairs!  We recommend Frank's TV; (530) 541-5596 for TV & these.

REALLY an old guy?    Yes ...82

Due to back & left hip/leg problems, I 
avoid large, heavy, or bulky items  ....and I will no longer pick-up & deliver heavy consoles.
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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!
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Quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching service.

Company background: 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 most local stores as a sub-contractor and nearly all non-TV electronics repairs in the entire ~100 mile radius area were done by me 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 an increasing amount of repairs & modifications for musicians.  I eventually moved the entire repair business to my large garage, mostly to avoid drop-in customers and looky-loos.

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

Some more brands we service....
 

         

                                

        

                           

                         

                           

CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC! 

  

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 will 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'.
 

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, mostly attached to a three-letter Agency.  Semper Fi!

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

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.

Do you have an hourly rate?
 I now work part-time out of my garage, with low overhead.   My prices are kept low and I often have time to chat, unpaid (which I do too much). I typically offer a lot of time-consuming free advice, or general BS friendliness. I usually charge $28 to $36/hr. Typically, for bigger jobs, it is $36 for the first hour, then $28 per hour afterwards.  My rates for analysis/estimates, are based on complexity.

 Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; B.E.A.R, etc.
We will be fully licensed in Carson City, after we move there.
      


What do you do for fun...OR...?
While we both still do some bicycling, other things are now gone, such as backpacking/camping, riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs.  Still do some hiking. I hopefully will be able to ski at Tahoe in the 2019-2020 season.   Now and then I go Ballroom Dancing at the Senior Center(s) with my wife, Penny. 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. https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. Play, poorly (IMO), classical & jazz piano.  Amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Used to restore old motorcycles.  My last and final  restoration was my own 1995 BMW motorcycle.  Photo below was my last sidecar rig, I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all brands of bikes.  I stopped riding in 2018. I miss it...might take it up again though.

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

Sons In Retirement (SIRS)....was their Webmaster. Bed & Broth. Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra...the Club has one big fundraiser per year: Septoberfest! 
http://www.tahoesierrakiwanis.org/
Wife, Penny, was 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 my health situation.  My involvement has included the Vikingsholm Aid Station for the Tour 'd Tahoe and Bike the West (both many times);  and, of course, many things for local children. 

I am still take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

I 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 this area for a long time. Friends of the Library.  Until very recently was still active in Bread & Broth & Meals on Wheels & with various other  programs in S. Lake Tahoe  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.  She is now volunteering at a school in Carson City, and involved in other organizations, etc.

Last Updated:  10/19/2019