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http://FleischerElectronicsService.com       Snowbum6@yahoo.com
1903 Teal Drive in Carson City, Nevada.  Detailed instructions to find us without getting lost are located several paragraphs below the cartoons.

We have NO drop-in/show-up hours ....>>you must have an appointment!       (775) 461-3530       You may call between 10 am and 4 pm.   Normal appointment times are made for 1:30 to 4 pm, 7 days a week.  Morning appointments occasionally are available ....you have to ask.

Arriving for your appointment, you may call me on your cell phone to let me know you are here; or, knock on the garage door; or, ring the bell at the front door (bell pushbutton is on the wall, to right of front door). 

You may park on the right side of the driveway, as shown in the photo further down this page...or, there are two other parking areas.  

12 foot social distancing required; closer distances by agreement.  Wearing of a mask is MANDATORY.  You will NOT be allowed inside the shop without a mask.


Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business, serving the Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, & Reno area ...and beyond ...since 1973.  Since ~2012 a one-man shop, working on modern and antique radios; HiFi & Stereos; musicians electronics, and general electronics repairs, ...and sometimes 'weird stuff' such as battery chargers; lamps; controllers, etc.   I work on both vacuum tube and transistorized items.

I do NOT work on:  TV, games, computers, Smart phones, office machines.

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


Once you have your appointment day and time, I suggest you read the following information because some mapping services provide WRONG information.   SOME maps are not clear that Teal Drive does NOT continue northerly past Partridge Dr.   Follow my directions, and you won't get lost.   The repair shop is in my home-garage, located inside "Quail Run", a 55+ gated community, long-ago called Heritage Park.  There is still an large obelisk saying Heritage Park at the northwest corner of Saliman & Fairview.  My address is 1903 Teal Drive, located at the corner of Gambrel Drive.  THERE IS ONLY ONE OPEN ENTRANCE TO THE QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY ....& that is via Bobwhite Drive, which is off Fairview Drive (DO NOT use any entrance off Saliman Rd).  The Bobwhite Drive entrance is ~ 200 hundred feet southwest of Saliman ...on Fairview Dr.  

From the corner of Bobwhite Drive and Fairview DriveA FEW FEET after passing through the big open gate on Bobwhite Drive, ....turn RIGHT onto Bantail Drive and follow it to where it curves to the left ...where its name changes to Teal Drive.  Continue to 1903 Teal Dr., which is on your right side.  The building numbers are not in exact numbering order but are clearly marked.  DO NOT park on the street (Fire Department & Community Regulations). 
Parking areas
:  on the RIGHT SIDE of my driveway (see photo, below); 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.  


 

More brands we service are listed further down.  Note that, effective February 14, 2020, we no longer do warranty work for any brand where we have to do the paperwork, or deal with incoming or outgoing shipping.   This may change, but we are going to try it for awhile.


SOME of our test gear at ONE of our workbenches at our previous address.  Was a particularly messy & busy week when I took this photo.  It is less messy at the new Carson City shop; and we have additional test equipment.   Not shown is the machinery, the long shelves of parts, cabinets, storage areas, etc.


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

   

  


A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of these,
many repair shops won't work on them.


For decades we did Fender Authorized in & out of warranty service for all Fender-owned brands (and, other brands too).

Warranty work is especially time-consuming, the pay is low, & the paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping is a PIA.  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 where WE have to handle receiving & shipping.  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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We have quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching & bias services.
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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 & other  usages.

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

We offer special services, seldom offered by others. Just one: 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 such as certain capacitors and resistors ... have an effect on tone,  not just the effect on bass thinness or output tube life, we offer tube selection & bias work ..often while you are here, playing your instrument through your own amplifier & your own speakers.  "We can get you YOUR tone".  We also make recommendations on use of equipment & guitar setup.

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I would like to find someone (who might already be retired?), to take over some or all of this business, or, all the parts and equipment... as I am getting old, and won't be around forever.  Price/terms negotiable.

 

I've had an electronics repair business since my mid-teens.
The repair business was originally started as a hobby business, a very long time ago, & had nothing to do with my 'real job', first as an electronics technician and later as an electronics engineer.     Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe I was the Chief Engineer of Linear Corp.  Great company to work for, & my position was what I dreamed about and worked towards since a teen....but, after a few years I wanted to get out of the Los Angeles area Rat Race.  At Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts. I soon quit TV work ...& for many years did stereo & hi-fi repairs for the local stores as a sub-contractor.  My employees and I did nearly all the non-TV electronics repairs in the entire ~80 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.  I eventually moved the entire repair business (including my employees) to my large garage, mostly to avoid drop-in customers and looky-loos ...so as to keep costs down, enabling lowering of prices, passing on substantial savings to you; and, improving our efficiency.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me.

BSEE (UCLA).  MSEE (Stanford).  Many decades working in electronics. Patents in electronics.

Worked for other companies besides Linear?

Yes... Douglas; Hughes Systems & Malibu Labs; BMW; RadioPlane; Telemeter Magnetics; Stoddart Aircraft Radio and Stoddart Electro-Systems; 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!

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

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

 Licensed: State, City; FCC;  etc

 


 

         

                     


 


 

        

                           

                         

                           

CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC! 

  

 

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

Sons In Retirement (SIRS) ....I was also their Webmaster. Volunteered at Bed & Broth at St. Theresa's. Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra.  Involved with Kiwanis 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 the Kiwanis Septoberfest. Penny & my  involvement included the Vikingsholm station for the Tour 'd Tahoe and Bike the West (both many times).    I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed & finally stopped, mostly due to health problems, plus our moving to Carson City.  With the nasty Virus going around, we have not yet joined the local Club.



      


What do you do for fun ...or?

We both ride bicycles & do a lot of walking. I have given up racing/riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs & long distance backpacking.  Still ski XC & downhill; but may stop.  I still fly small airplanes now and then.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events, etc.  The Virus now infecting the World is greatly affecting our activities, like many. 

I authored & maintain a massive BMW m/c technical repairs website that is known all over the world:  https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. I am a well-known 'guru' for BMW bike repairs (I was, long ago, the traveling West Coast tech consultant for the Company). 

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. I still restore antique radios and do electronics repairs, and a bit of engineering work. 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 volunteered to take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; & was Chairman of The Ryan White Consortium for both Alpine & 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 mid-2019 I was still actively volunteering for Bread & Broth;  ....& Penny was volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She was the Director of Bringing Art To Schools program (BATS). She also volunteered at the Juvenile Treatment Center.  Charter Member of the Lake Tahoe Ukulelians way back to when it was called the Tahoe Aunties!  She was trying to get a ukulele group together in the Carson City area, and was playing/singing at several senior's type places, and volunteering at the Fremont school to help children with reading problems up until this virus problem came about.   I expect our community involvement will come back after this virus situation subsides enough and we can get vaccinated.  We will also very likely re-join Muscle-Powered  (the bicycling and hiking group here in CC).

Last Updated:  07/31/2020