An old-fashioned SERVICE business;
est. at Lake Tahoe in 1972,

serving the Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

Fleischer Electronics, while specializing in Musician's Electronics,
also does general electronics servicing, engineering, & sometimes
'really odd-ball-strange stuff'.
 

WE stock a very wide assortment of parts including Vacuum tubes from 1920's to present for every sort of radio, amplifier, tuner, ETC....for home, industry, & musicians.  We have tubes that are exceedingly difficult to find.  Truly fair prices too.    ASK US!

 

NOTICE: Regarding Warranty Repairs


Since 1973 we have done warranty repairs for owners of such brands as Fender Musical Instruments & MANY others. Warranty work is generally NOT profitable & has been done mostly as a courtesy in the hope that the customer will return in the future for out-of-warranty repairs.

Factory & 'insurance' labor rates, obtaining factory parts, & doing paperwork needed for billing the factory for warranty work (which we must do at THEIR warranty service rates), has become more & more of a problem for us, as warranty repairs became a higher percentage of our business.  Doing warranty work for private insurance carriers ('extended warranty' coverage you may have purchased) has been particularly egregious. The paperwork required has been especially time-consuming & we are lucky to get paid within 90 days.

Beginning 1 August, 2016, we will NO LONGER do Factory or insurance items warranty work in which WE do the paperwork, with SOME exceptions.   One such exception will be Fender Musical Instruments Corp. products, for whom we will continue to provide full coverage and full paperwork, including exchanges.  Marshall is a POSSIBLE exception, a firm decision has not yet been made.

For most other brands, we will continue to offer our services, but will no longer bill factories ...nor will we handle factory exchanges, factory paperwork & secondary insurance company paperwork. If you have an item under factory or other warranty, we may offer repair services to YOU, but YOU will be responsible to bill the factory or the seller or your insurance company.

There will be exceptions to this policy, on a case-by-case basis.  A pending exception is Marshall Amps.

Bob Fleischer
Fleischer Electronics Service.

 

 


 

http://FleischerElectronicsService.com     (530) 541-1610
Snowbum6@yahoo.com

Since 1977, 2601 Alma Ave. (at corner of Reno Ave.), So. Lake Tahoe, CA

 
ALWAYS by APPOINTMENT. Generally open ~1:30 pm to 4 pm, 4 to 7 days a week. Beginning 01/27/2017, we will be open occasionally in the mornings.  Please do NOT call before 9 am, nor after 5 pm.

Sorry, but we do not, and have never, accepted credit cards.

This business is for sale.  I need to retire, I'm nearly 80.  You can purchase the entire business, and all the test gear and all the parts, for about $12K.  I may also consider selling the house, furnished, and the business, together.  Includes a lot of tools & machinery too...even a lathe and welding gear, home repair equipment, etc.   Over 1700 square feet of living area, 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths.  Nicely kept up too.  Clear-Heart redwood exterior, with brick accents, etc.   One of those Must-See places.
If you are interested, contact me.

See also: 
FleischerElectronicsService.com/business-4-sale.htm


 



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.
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Loaner and Rental amplifiers or combo units sometimes available.
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Speaker reconing service available.


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 you contact 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.
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There is a HINTS page, covering speaker phasing, etc. I will add to that page now & then with other things for musician's, & HiFi/Stereo/HomeTheatre owners.   
HINTS
If you have a subject you would like covered on that HINTS page, let me know!
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We stock vacuum tubes, including hard to find types.  Quality brands, including Groove Tubes, ETC!  Tube matching service.

Company background: Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe in 1972 (to get out of the Los Angeles Rat Race), I was Chief Engineer for Linear Corp.  The Lake Tahoe electronics repair business was opened  immediately.  I serviced TV's for two resorts. I soon quit TV work. For many years I did stereo & hi-fi repairs for other stores, on a wholesale basis (sub-contractor). Nearly all non-TV electronics repairs in this entire area eventually 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.  We did a fair amount of repairs & modifications for musicians; this became a larger part of the business over the years, & now is the major portion. I still do engineering & repairs for almost any type of electronics EXCEPT TV. I eventually moved the repair business to my home garage.   

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

Other Brands we service....
 

         

                                

        

                           

                         

                           

CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC

  

We are: a long-established electronics SERVICE business. We are NOT a retail sales business, although we usually have some things for sale in our Bargain Basement (CLICK!). 

We do SERVICE, Modification, Design, & REPAIRS; specializing on Musicians Electronics, but we also work on home, office, & medical equipment.  We work on the electronics of most guitars. We no longer do fretwork & neck work, and can refer you to others.

OTHER repair stores send their
difficult repairs to us!
  We've been
featured on such as 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: Many musicians, in particular real pros, have an especially good ear for TONE quality.  Since the make & model of vacuum tubes AND output tubes bias settings have a goodly effect on tone quality, not just the effect on bass thinness or output tube life, we offer guitar pickups adjustments & also 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, ETC.

Occasionally we take on 'projects', such as antique radios; and 'weird stuff'. 

bargain-basement.htm
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 lastly, Medical
Measurements Corp.

Who is responsible for designing & maintaining this lousy 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...?   No, never closed.  I simply changed the telephone number to a private, non-business number.  There was no 'referral' from ATT after 1 year, plus lots of confusion I could never fix quickly.  I will be 80 in 2017, and intend to then TRY TO retire to hobbies & traveling by late 2019. It's true that I would like to find a buyer, ideally for the home and business.  For just the business, I would provide training & transition and the business assets for  $12K, 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? The State requires we publish & post our
maximum rate, on paper, in our shop.  Actual charge is much lower.  A maximum of $36/hr for the first hour, thereafter $28/hr.   Rather often it turns out to be rather less.  Many times we spend an hour or more on something for you & only charge a few bucks. Because I operate out of my garage, my prices can be kept low and I have time to chat. I typically offer a lot of time-consuming free advice, or general BS friendliness.



      


What do you do for fun..OR...?
Bicycling, backpacking, downhill/XC skiing, camping, riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs.  Ballroom dancing with my wife, Penny, now and then. 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. http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. Play classical & jazz piano, if poorly.  Amateur machinist with a LeBlond Regal lathe & other antiques. Restore antique radios. Restoration of a 1995 BMW motorcycle.  Photo below is of my older sidecar rig, I have a later one now.  I have over 600,000 miles on BMW motorcycles.

     

What charitable & other organizations did you belong to and/or still belong to?
Sons In Retirement (SIRS), as their Webmaster. Presently on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra. The Club has one big fundraiser per year: Septoberfest!
http://www.tahoesierrakiwanis.org/.


Penny is also an active Member of Kiwanis of Tahoe Sierra & is on the Board of Directors; and is Vice-President-elect. She is the Chairperson for the 2017 Septoberfest. She is an active CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She was Director of the Bringing Art To Schools program better known as BATS. She volunteers at the Juvenile Treatment Center & at Barton Hospital Skilled Nursing Center; is a Charter Member of the Lake Tahoe Ukulelians. She invites you to visit that Group...up to 80 people may be there, having FUN.  Ukulele's are available for use, & there is usually free instruction.   Call for details.
(530) 541-1610

Last Updated:  04/09/2017