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http://FleischerElectronicsService.com    Snowbum6@yahoo.com
1903 Teal Drive in Carson City, Nevada

We have NO drop-in/show-up hours ....>>you must have an appointment!       (775) 461-3530       Please DO NOT call before 9 am., nor after 4:30 pm.

Arriving for your appointment, you may call me on your 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. Wearing of masks is not only appreciated...IT IS REQUIRED by the Governor.  You will not be allowed inside the shop/garage without a mask (and, must remain at 6' or more).

Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business, serving the Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno, etc. area (...and beyond) ...since 1973.  Located 1973 to 2019 at So. Lake Tahoe, and prior to that in Los Angeles.  We have moved to Carson City, Nevada.  I've rebuilt the shop (sans lathe & mill) ...into my Carson City garage.

I will be working only part-time, ....primarily, but not exclusively, on older electronics such as antique and modern radios, HiFi/Stereos, home theatre, musicians electronics, 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.

The following is being provided because some GPS units (and Siri...?) ...and mapping services ...have provided WRONG information, & 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 saying Heritage Park at the northwest corner of Saliman and Fairview).  Our address is 1903 Teal Drive, which is inside this gated community ...at the intersection of Teal Drive & Gambrel Drive.  There is ONLY ONE OPEN ENTRANCE to this community....& that is via Bobwhite Drive, which is off Fairview Drive.  Bobwhite Drive is 1/4th block southwest of Saliman on Fairview Dr.   DO NOT use what appears-to-be an entrance off Saliman Road....that's where folks tend to get lost.  The Speed limit is 15 mph inside the Quail Run community.

From Fairview DriveImmediately 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 your 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:  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!


 

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 any shipping.   This may change, but we are going to try it for awhile.


Photo shows some of our test gear at one of our workbenches at our So. Lake Tahoe address.  Was a particularly messy & busy week when I took this photo.  It's somewhat less messy at the new shop; and we have some additional test equipment.   Not shown is the machinery, the long shelves of parts, cabinets, storage areas, 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-owned brands. Warranty work is time-consuming, and just the paperwork, handling, & receiving/shipping is a PIA.

We also did warranty work for quite a few other brands.

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 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 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 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 my business, as I am getting old, and won't be around forever.  Price 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', 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 Rat Race, and was willing to give up my well-paying job.  At Tahoe I initially 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.  My employees and 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.  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, and, improving our efficiency.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of me.

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; Medical Measurements Corp.

Did you serve in the Military: 
 Yes, for a 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 & quite reasonable.  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 ... wherein we must do the paperwork, or any receiving or shipping).
 

         

                     


 


 

        

                           

                         

                           

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?

We both still ride bicycles, and do a lot of walking. Some things I 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 mid-2019 I was still actively volunteering for Bread & Broth;  ....& Penny volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She was the Director of Bringing Art To Schools program (BATS). She 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.  We will also likely re-join Muscle-Powered  (the bicycling and hiking group here in CC).

Last Updated:  05/26/2020