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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, and Musician's Electronics.  We also do general electronics servicing, engineering, & "sometimes really odd-ball-strange stuff".  We work on mechanical items, on vacuum tube and transistorized equipment; home theatre electronics; musician's amps, antique radios, etc. We do not work on modern car radios, TV's, & computers (except we do maintain ours & those at the Senior Center and for a couple of friends, all as a courtesy).  We leave all other computers to the local sales/repairs stores.

We do not do speaker reconing nor foam surrounds ourselves, due to the enormous amount of room required to store all the hundreds of cones types, surrounds, etc., but can either send them out to a reliable specialist; or, make suggestions should you wish to remove the speakers from their box and ship or deliver them yourself.  We do work on speaker crossover networks, etc. We have some new & some rebuilt speakers for musicians, HiFi's, etc., at very good prices....when all are gone, we will no longer stock them.

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 slowly moving to Carson City, where we will HOPEFULLY re-open our shop.   We will post details here, as things proceed:

As of July 13th, 2019, we have moved much of our household items to our house in Carson City, NV.  The electronics shop will remain at So. Lake Tahoe until the Tahoe furnished house has sold (It is now up for sale).  GUESS is we will be fully moved by October 2019, with an operational repair shop at the new house too.  For now, we are doing only only a very limited number of repairs, at best, per week out of the Tahoe house-shop.  We do not yet know if we will eventually have a new phone number...or not.


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

http://FleischerElectronicsService.com     (530) 541-1610
NOTE!....we do not have a long distance land-line service to call you.  We call long distance via Google Voice.  We don't know what number Google uses for any of those return calls to you. 
 
Please telephone ONLY between 1:30 PM to 4 PM.  We have NO drop-in hours; you must have an appointment to be here. This policy has been in place since 1973, so we can concentrate on serious repairs without interruptions.  This policy will continue, at Carson City, once we move fully.

We may offer a low-cost look-see service, done WHILE YOU ARE HERE. 

We do not, and have never, accepted credit 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 poor and not going to get better.  I have problems at Lake Tahoe during the Winter, with roof and driveway snow cleaning, and other things.  You can still purchase the entire business, which is mostly located in my garage attached to my home ....including the desk, storage cabinets, all test gear, instruments & MANY thousands of parts, ...for $15K.   There is a huge amount of items.

I would like to sell the house, furnished, & with the business.  Includes a lot of tools & machinery too ...plus home repair equipment, etc.   ~ 1800 square feet of living area, oversize 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths.  VERY nicely kept up.  Clear-Heart $$$$ tongue & groove Redwood exterior, with brick accents, etc.   Very nice exposed massive solid open-beam construction. Beautiful summertime yard.   For more information:  business-4-sale.htm.   I will consider paying a FINDERS FEE (even for just the business).   We have had almost no interest by anyone, so, as of early June 2019, we intend to move the shop to Carson City, NV, and reopen it there. ....in a few months.

>>>MEANWHILE, I AM STILL HERE AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, WORKING ON YOUR 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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Loaner and Rental amplifiers or combo units sometimes available.
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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!
For TV purchase or repair/service, including smart phone screen repair, we recommend 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 ....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 years I did stereo & hi-fi repairs for numerous other stores on a wholesale basis as sub-contractor. Nearly all non-TV electronics repairs in this entire 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 repair business entirely to my large garage, attached to my home.

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 usually 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 can 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 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.

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 as attached to a three-letter Agency.  Semper Fi!

Who designed & maintains this lousy trashy messy 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.

I will be 82 in 2019, have incurable prostate cancer, and intend to move to a retirement community house in 2019. It's true that I would like to find a buyer, ideally for both the Tahoe home and business; but, chances are good that I will simply continue doing repairs, but in Carson City. 
see:  business-4-sale, a link to a page on this site.

Do you have an hourly rate?
California requires we publish & post our maximum rate, on paper, in our shop.   Because I now  operate out of my garage & work only part-time, my prices can be 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.
Our official published labor rates increased on June 4, 2018 to: $80/hr maximum. I usually charge $28/hr. My   rates for analysis and estimates, are based on complexity.

 Licensed, City of SLT; FCC; B.E.A.R, etc.
      


What do you do for fun...OR...?
Bicycling, backpacking, downhill/XC skiing, camping, riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs.  I will probably ski at Tahoe in the 2019-2020 season.  Now and then I still go to the Ballroom Dancing at the Senior Centers with my wife, Penny. I 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. https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. Play, poorly (IMO), classical & jazz piano.  Amateur machinist. Restore antique radios. Used to restore old motorcycles.  My last restoration was my own 1995 BMW motorcycle.  Photo below is of my sidecar rigs, I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all bikes.  Recently I decide to stop riding, and have sold the motorcycles and the sidecar rigs.

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

Sons In Retirement (SIRS)....Was their Webmaster. Bed & Broth (still helping). 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 true bargains at South Lake Tahoe; with everything included:  Beer, wine, full German buffet...etc.. and only $55. I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed and 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 a webmaster and take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

I worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; Chairman of Ryan White consortium for both Alpine and ElDorado Counties for several years ...etc!

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 town.  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.  Still plays/sings with small uke groups at various places, such as the Senior Center, "Choices", and Barton Hospital Skilled Nursing.  Penny & I invite you to visit the main Ukulele group ...up to 80 people may be there, having FUN, playing and singing...at the upstairs big room at the American Legion Hall.  I am sometimes downstairs, working on my laptop computer and having a beer.  Ukulele's are available for free use, & there is free instruction. Things usually start happening around 5 pm and go until 8 pm.  Call Penny for dates & information:  (530) 541-1610.

Last Updated:  07/13/2019