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Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business, serving the Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno, etc. area (...and beyond) ...since 1973 (not a misprint!).  We were located 1973 to 2019 at So. Lake Tahoe, and prior to that in Los Angeles.  I have moved to Carson City, Nevada, & I am now semi-retired.  I have rebuilt the shop (sans lathe, mill, etc) ...into  my Carson City garage.   I will be working  only part-time, ....primarily, but not exclusively, on older electronics such as  radios, HiFi/Stereos,  home theatre, musicians electronics & general electronics repairs.   I work on both vacuum tube and transistorized items.  

I finally have our Nevada Secretary of State Business Entity License; our Carson City License; and our sales tax certification; ETC.  ...so we are finally open for business.   Thanks to all of you that put up with me through the many months of moving and re-building!

http://FleischerElectronicsService.com    Snowbum6@yahoo.com

As always, I have NO drop-in hours ....you must have an appointment!
(775) 461-3530       Please DO NOT call before 9 am., nor after 4:30 pm.

I do not, and have never, taken credit or debit cards.

Fleischer Electronics works on ancient to modern electronics & also electro-mechanical items.  We MAY turn down work on very heavy or very large items.  We do not repair:
Modern car radios, TV's, computers, & speakers. We do repair speaker crossover networks.  I 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 ...I want to get rid of them, THEY TAKE WAY TOO MUCH SHELF ROOM THAT I NEED FOR REPAIRS WORK.  ....ASK!

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

The following information is provided because some GPS units (and reported to me as also by such as Siri) ....are providing WRONG information, and a few customers have gotten 'lost'.   The repair shop is located inside "Quail Run", a 55+ gated community (long-ago called Heritage Park ...there is still a sort-of obelisk for it at the northwest cross streets of Saliman and Fairview).  1903 Teal Drive is at the intersection of Teal Drive and Gambrel Drive.  There is ONLY ONE OPEN ENTRANCE TO THIS AREA and that is via Bobwhite Drive, which is off Fairview Drive. Bobwhite Drive is 1/4th block southwest of Saliman.   DO NOT use what appears-to-be an entrance off Saliman Road.  The Speed limit is 15 mph inside the Quail Run community.

From Fairview Drive:  Immediately after passing through the open gate on Bobwhite Drive, turn RIGHT onto Bantail Drive, and follow it a short ways to where it curves to the left ...where its name changes to Teal Drive.  Continue to 1903 Teal Dr., which is on the right side.  The building numbers are not in exact numbering order but are clearly marked.  DO NOT park on the street (Fire Department regulations).  Parking areas, are on THE RIGHT SIDE of my driveway; or, at the parking area on the left side of Teal Dr.  at the curve (at the postal boxes area); or, at another parking area just past Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Drive, just a few feet from me.   Speed limit is 15 mph!

NOTE: I have always had NO drop-in hours.  YOU MUST have an appointment  (I often need to concentrate on serious repairs without interruptions). This will continue at Carson City, as will my 50+ year policy of not accepting credit or debit cards.


 

More brands we service are listed further down.  Note that we no longer are doing warranty work for any company or brand.   This may change, or not.


Below photo shows some of our test gear at one of our workbenches at our old So. Lake Tahoe address.  Was a particularly messy/busy week when I took this photo.  It will be less messy (?) at the new shop.   Not shown is the machinery, the long shelves of parts, cabinets, storage areas, other test equipment, etc.


Below is what the 'new shop' at Carson City looks like, and, the 'basic' parts storage shed.

   

    

 


When located at So. Lake Tahoe we did Fender Authorized in & out of warranty
service for all Fender brands. Warranty work is very time-consuming, and just the paperwork, and handling receiving and shipping is, frankly, a PIA.  For the most part, warranty work is a money loser for us....so:
Effective Feb.14th, 2020, we WILL NOT be doing ANY warranty work, for any brand, for which WE have to bill the factory, or WE have to handle shipping and receiving.  This policy may change.

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My HINTS page, covers speaker phasing, etc. I will add to that page now & then with things for musician's, & HiFi/Stereo/HomeTheatre owners.   If you have a subject you would like covered on the HINTS page, let me know!
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Quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching service.
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We are: a long-established electronics SERVICE business. We are not a retailer although we MAY have some repaired items for sale, and we do sometimes supply parts to hobbyists.  Here is a link to our page of repaired & other items for sale, or trade, and often some FREE things there too!  THE PAGE DOES NOT COVER ALL WE HAVE FOR SALE (OR, TRADE)
Bargain Basement (CLICK!)

WE SERVICE, Modify, Design, & REPAIR; specializing on Musicians Electronics.  WE NO LONGER DO FRETWORK & NECK WORK.

We DO work on the electronics inside of guitars.

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 and other  usages.

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,  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 & your guitar setup.

Occasionally we take on 'projects', such as antique radios; and 'weird stuff'.  We've even repaired battery chargers; lamps; controllers, etc.

One of my long-term goals is to find someone (who might be retired?), to mentor as an electronics repairman.  Something he could do in his spare time, ....ultimately, perhaps taking over my shop, as I am getting quite old. 

 

I've had an electronics repair business since my mid-teens.
That repair business had nothing to do with my 'real job', as an electronics engineer.     Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe I was the Chief Engineer of Linear Corp.  Great company to work for, but, I wanted to get out of the Los Angeles Rat Race.  At Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts, soon quitting 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 ~90 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 (including my employees) to my large garage, mostly to avoid drop-in customers and looky-loos ...and to keep costs down, enabling passing on substantial savings to you.

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

Worked for other companies besides Linear?

Yes... Douglas; Hughes Systems & Malibu Labs; BMW (motorcycles); 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, overly-wordy antique of a website?
ME!

Do you have a published hourly rate?
My prices are purposely kept quite reasonable and I often have time to chat (unpaid, which I do way too much). Shop parts & labor policies and rates are detailed on another page: Labor/Parts  Licensed: State, City; FCC; etc. Yes, for a very long time.  Semper Fi!

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

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

Do you have an hourly rate?
  My prices are purposely kept quite reasonable and I often have time to chat (unpaid, which I do way too much).   Shop parts & labor policies/rates are detailed on another page: Labor/Parts

 Licensed: State, City; FCC;  etc

 

Some more brands we service are listed below....
(we are no longer doing warranty work for any company or brand ...at least for the time being).
 

         

                                

        

                           

                         

                           

CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC! 

  

 

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

Sons In Retirement (SIRS) ....I was their Webmaster. Volunteers at Bed & Broth at St. Theresa's. Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra.  Involved with Kiwanis things for local children.  Kiwanis Club has one big yearly fundraiser: Septoberfest! Penny was Kiwanis President-elect. I chaired the stein-holding contest for years at Septoberfest.  I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed & finally stopped, mostly due to health problems, plus our moving.  Our involvement included the Vikingsholm station for the Tour 'd Tahoe and Bike the West (both many times).  



      


What do you do for fun ...or?
While we both still ride bicycles, some things we have given up, such as racing/riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs; and, long distance backpacking.  Still able to ski XC & downhill.  I still fly small airplanes (now and then).  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, modest distance travel/events, etc.  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 bike repairs (I was the traveling West Coast tech consultant for the Company). https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. I play classical & jazz piano.  Penny plays the ukulele.  I have no room for large machines now, so have given up being an amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Used to restore old motorcycles.  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 2019. I greatly miss it.

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 2019 both of us were still active in Bread & Broth ....& Penny with Meals on Wheels. She was the Director of Bringing Art To Schools program (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 now trying to get a ukulele group together in the Carson City area, and is playing/singing at several senior's type places.  She volunteers at the Fremont school to help children with reading problems and is already involved in other Carson City-based organizations.  We will likely re-join Muscle-Powered  (the bicycling and hiking group here in CC).

Last Updated:  03/27/2020