1903 Teal Drive, Carson City, Nevada

Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business, serving the Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, & Reno area ...(and far beyond) ...since 1973.  We work on modern and vintage/antique radios; HiFi & Stereos, musician's electronics, etc.   We also do general electronics repairs, ...and sometimes 'weird stuff' such as battery chargers; lamps; controllers, etc.   We work on both vacuum tube and transistorized items. We can NOT accept large consoles for work.   We DO NOT work on Car Radios made after approximately 1970, TV's, games, computers, smart phones, office machines.   We NO LONGER do warranty work for any brand where we have to do the paperwork, or, deal with incoming or outgoing shipping.

This is now a one-man-shop. I'm in my early eighties; I no longer work the long hours I used to.  That means repair work takes longer now.  I got quite far behind in work, as I moved to Carson City and rebuilt my shop there.  As of April  8th, 2021, I am working items that got placed on our Waiting List approximately February 12th. 

I update this information often.   I am slowly getting more caught up, but it will be a long time before I have a consistent less than one week turn-around like I used to have.  If worried about your position on the Waiting List, you may telephone me.   If your phone system rejects messages from (775) 461-3530, or you have no voice mail or other answering device, you will likely not know that I called you about your position on the Wait List...although I will try at least twice to contact you.

There will be no in-home service calls until the Covid Pandemic is well over.

We accept cash.  In our 46 years at So. Lake Tahoe, and now in Carson City, we've never accepted credit or debit cards.

NO drop-in/show-up hours ....>>you must have a specific day and time appointment! (775) 461-3530.    Phone calls accepted 9 am to 4:00 pm.

Arriving for your appointment, I suggest you call me at (775) 461-3530 on your cell phone, to let me know that you are here.  If you cannot phone, you may knock on the shop 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 my driveway, as shown in the photo further down this page ...or, there are two other parking areas noted for your use.

Social distancing REQUIRED.  Wearing of a mask is MANDATORY.  You will NOT be allowed inside the shop without a mask.  Hand sanitizer is provided if you need it.  SORRY, no restroom is available.

So, you have an appointment day & time to drop off your item; what?
(1) Be may (or may not) have to leave us a cash deposit to cover the minimum/diagnostic fee.
(2) Some maps and GPS are WRONG!   Follow my directions!  
The repair shop is in my garage, located inside "Quail Run", a 55+ gated community,
long-ago called Heritage Park.  There is still a large obelisk saying HP
at the corner of Saliman & Fairview. 
Our address is 1903 Teal Drive, located where Gambrel Drive meets Teal Dr. 
>>>DO NOT use any entrance from Saliman Rd. <<<
The Bobwhite Drive entrance is from Fairview Drive, ~ 250 feet West of S. Saliman Rd.

From the corner of Bobwhite Drive and Fairview Drive:
A FEW FEET after passing through the big open gate on Bobwhite Drive, ....
turn RIGHT onto Bandtail 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. 

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 barely past Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Drive, just a few feet from me.

Please do not park on the street!


More brands we service are listed further down.  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. No Service Calls until the pandemic is well over.

SOME of our test gear at one of the workbenches at our So. Lake Tahoe address. 
Was a particularly busy week when I took this photo. 
It's usually less messy at the new Carson City shop ....and we have even more test equipment!




A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of this model.
Many repair shops won't work on them due to the amount of delicate labor required.

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

Warranty work is especially time-consuming, & the paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping is a PIA.  Warranty work is generally a money loser, and doing it now-a-days would cause us to have to increase our low non-warranty jobs pricing.  Effective Feb.14th, 2020, we WILL NOT DO ANY warranty work, for any brand, for which WE have to bill the factory, or where WE have to handle receiving & shipping.  Of course, we guarantee our work! 


Our HINTS page covers speaker phasing, etc. I have added 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!


We have quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching & bias services.  Want to know the truth about anything about vacuum tubes? ...ask me.


We are a long-established electronics SERVICE business. We are not a retailer although we MAY have some repaired items for sale, and we 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 on guitars.

We DO work on the electronics inside of guitars.

OTHER repair stores send their difficult repairs to us!  We were once even 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.


I would like to find someone to purchase this business; or, all the parts and equipment, which amounts to the same thing I am getting old, and won't be around forever.  Price/terms/training is negotiable.   If you are willing to work full time, which I am no longer, you can make a decent income.    You will need approximately $15K for everything (and there are a LOT of things).  Serious inquiries only.


My wife, Penny, was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) in the SLT area for a long time. Member of Friends of the Library, etc.  Until mid-2019 we were actively volunteering our help for Bread & Broth at St. Theresa's;  ....& Penny was volunteering for Meals on Wheels, etc. 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 tried to get a ukulele group going in the Carson City area, & was playing/singing at several senior's places, & volunteering at the Fremont school to help children with reading problems ...until the pandemic.   I expect we will get involved with things in Carson City after this pandemic virus situation disappears. We both have #1 and #2 vaccinations.

We will likely re-join Muscle-Powered  (Bicycling & hiking group here in CC).

We both ride bicycles & do a lot of walking. Due to my age and physical problems I have given up long distance backpacking, & downhill skiing. Likely will give someone my last pair of downhill skis, boots, ski clothes, etc., if anyone wants these things.  I pilot small airplanes, if rarely.  We also like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events, etc.  All of those things are canceled presently due to 'the virus'.

For years I volunteered to take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center. I no longer do that.  I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; & was Chairman of The Ryan White Consortium for both Alpine & ElDorado Counties for several years.

I've had an electronics repair business since my mid-teens.
My employment was 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 high school  ....but, eventually, I wanted to get out of Los Angeles.  At Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts. I soon quit that work ...& for years did stereo & hi-fi repairs for local stores as a sub-contractor...and, did some electronics design work.  My employees and I did nearly all electronics work in the ~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 closed the car stereo business... & moved the repair business to my large garage to both avoid drop-in customers & looky-loos, and, keep costs down.  This enables substantially lower prices.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me, working only part-time (on purpose!), which keeps me from both getting bored and annoying Penny ...and earns enough to pay for the utilities and a bit more.   I'm NOT interested in working full time.  The business is for sale, has been for a long time, but the only 'listing' is what you are reading.

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.

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

Grumpy?   Seldom; unless you show up without an appointment!

Do you have an hourly rate?
My prices are kept low by not paying rent, utilities, etc., for an on-highway building.  I often have time to chat (unpaid, which I do way too much).   Shop parts & labor policies/rates are detailed on another page: pricing

 Licensed: State, City; FCC;  etc.

Did you serve in the Military?
Yes, for a very long time. Semper Fi!

I used to restore and ride and race old motorcycles and sidecar rigs.  I authored & still 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 and had my own shop (I was also the traveling West Coast tech consultant for the Company and head of the shop at a dealership).  Most of my motorcycling was on 2 wheels, not 3.  Photo below was one of my sidecar rigs that I built, and, yes, I used to drive it to ski resorts. I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all brands of bikes.  I stopped riding in 2019 when my health problems increased.  I greatly miss it, and still think about getting a light small motorcycle, for fun riding.

What else?
I was a civilian commercial aircraft pilot.  Besides the companies mentioned, I also worked for two Agencies of the Government.

More, well below.




I play classical & jazz piano.  Penny plays the ukulele.  I have no room for large machines in my present garage, so have given up being an amateur machinist.

Charitable & other organizations we've been associated with, that are not mentioned to the left:

Sons In Retirement (SIRS): ....I was also their Webmaster.
Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra.  Involved with Kiwanis for local children. I chaired the stein-holding contest for years at the Kiwanis annual Septoberfest.  Penny was Kiwanis President-elect. Penny & my involvement included the Vikingsholm station for the Tour 'd Tahoe & Bike the West (both, many times).   I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed & finally stopped, mostly due to health problems.  With our move to Carson City & the Pandemic, we have not yet joined the local Kiwanis Club nor any other organization. I hope to rejoin Muscle Powered, the bicyclist and hiking group, in 2021, that Penny was previously associated with.

Last check/edit: Friday, April 09, 2021