Robert (Bob) Fleischer, dba Fleischer Electronics Service

>>You must have a specific day and time appointment to be here! << 
Business hours 7 days a week 10:00am to 4:00pm;
(775) 461-3530

Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned service business,
serving Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, & Reno areas ...and far beyond ...since 1973
I work on modern, vintage, and antique radios; HiFi & Stereos, musician's electronics,
general electronics repairs, >>and sometimes 'weird stuff' ... such as battery chargers; lamps;
controllers, etc.   Vacuum tube and transistorized items.
...also sometimes on electro-mechanical things.

I DO NOT work on TV's, games, computers, smart phones, & office machines.  I DO NOT work on car radios made after ~1980 (we can tell by a free inspection, if the car radio is removed & brought to us appointment only please).  I DO NOT remove nor install car radios. I do not work on any sort of Walkie-Talkies.  At the present time I am NOT doing home or business service calls, and, I am rejecting some very heavy items.

I no longer service some other items: certain B & O products, such as their linear tracking turntables, but I still work on the early B & O turntables with the speed-select touch sensitive buttons that light-up.  I do NOT work on large heavy consoles, Juke Boxes, and electronic pianos (except for certain problems). I have recently added certain Bugera brand products that we are not going to work on.  I will occasionally list items here we have decided NOT to work on.  Peavey Eddie Van Halen 5150II.  If you have any questions, ask me.

I DO NOT do 'warranty paperwork' for you. I DO NOT accept incoming shipped items and I DO NOT do "return shipping".

We accept cash.  In our 47+ years at So. Lake Tahoe, and now in Carson City, we've never had cash bounce.   WE DO NOT accept credit or debit cards.

SORRY, NO restroom is available.

My repair shop is very popular. My shop hours are restricted due to my age & physical condition; and, need for an occasional life outside the workshop. The shop is physically smaller than when I did the same types of repairs at So. Lake Tahoe (for 47+ years), ...thus, I have limited storage for customer items, so I use a "WaitList". This also means that I appreciate you PROMPTLY picking up your repair when it is completed and you are so notified.

AS OF January 20th:   Due to surgery, and the extra backlog from the Holidays, I'm ESTIMATING 11 weeks before you'll be telephoned to bring your Wait-List item repair.  I am presently working on items put on the WaitList the first week of November THANKS FOR BEING PATIENT!

Already on the WaitList?  I will telephone you a few days early, to set a time and date. If no answer, or you don't have an answering machine, I will use E-mail if I have your E address.  I DO NOT sell, give out, spam, etc., anyone's E-address or phone number.  Some people screen their phone calls and don't recognize my number, so they don't answer the phone…. and, UNfortunately, many have never set up voice mail messaging, so I cannot leave them a message.  Some have their phones set up so I hear a "voice mail is full, can't take messages", but they DO see that I called.  Please set up your voice mail.
I stop trying to reach someone by telephone after 3 tries at differing hours/days; or, no response from leaving 3 messages; or from ONE E-mail (if I have your e-mail address and tried phoning several times first). 

>>>Feel free to telephone me to inquire about your present standing on the Wait List.  Everyone on the Wait List is assigned a number, you should ask for this number if I forget to give yours to having that number makes it much quicker for me to find your Wait List position when we talk to each other.

So, you finally have an appointment day & time to drop off (or, pick up) your item; what?

(You might want to keep in mind that we DO NOT accept credit or debit cards)

MASKS ARE PRESENTLY REQUIRED by the Governor (and me, due to my cancer).
I MAY see you arriving if you use Gambrel Dr, but I suggest you call (775) 461-3530 to let me know that you are here (the shop
garage door is typically down/closed).  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).

Some maps and GPS's are WRONG about finding my address!    Follow my directions, below!

The electronics repair shop is located in my garage, located inside "Quail Run",
a 55+ gated community, a long-ago part of Heritage Park. 
A large obelisk building with letters HP still exists at the corner of Saliman & Fairview.

My address is 1903 Teal Drive, located where Gambrel Drive meets Teal Drive, see below map.
>>>DO NOT use what seems, on some maps, to be an entrance to this area from Saliman Rd! <<<
DO USE the Bobwhite Drive entrance from Fairview Drive, which is a few hundred feet West of S. Saliman Rd.
From the mid-block corner of Bobwhite Drive and Fairview Drive, A FEW FEET after passing through the big open gate
on Bobwhite Drive, immediately turn RIGHT onto Bandtail Drive.
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.
If you happen miss the first street (Bandtail) & are turning right on Gambrel, follow it to the end, where you meet 1903 Teal Dr.

Parking areas

(1) The most convenient place to park: on my driveway.;
(2) the parking area on the left side of Teal Dr.  at the curve (at the postal boxes area);
(3) the parking area just barely past Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Dr, just a few feet from me.

We service MANY more brands of all sorts of electronics






SOME of our test gear at one of the workbenches at our So. Lake Tahoe address.  We have lots more test
equipment now, and I've managed to arrange it more neatly, even though I have less over-all service bench room.

Below are photos of the new Carson City shop


Inside shop storage............and..........outside storage shed


A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of these.
Many repair shops won't work on them.   We've also worked on MANY open reel recorders.

For decades we did in & out of warranty service for all Fender-owned brands (and, numerous other brands).  Warranty work is time-consuming; and, with paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping, it was always a PIA, so warranty work was usually a money loser. Doing it now would cause price increases, so I do not.  We have stopped all warranty work! Of course, I guarantee my work for you!


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!


I DO NOT 'try to sell you' parts nor service that I think are a waste of your money.   I do stock quality parts including vacuum tubes ...that we know from experience & testing ...hold up to the stresses of musician's use.   I have a variety of selected tube brands because no single brand of vacuum tubes provides the quality and specifications I prefer ...AND ...some vacuum tubes, even from the same manufacturer, vary in quality, over time.  You are unlikely to find out about this from any other service source.

Free advice on maintenance & use of your equipment, and I can have a lot to say about vacuum tubes.  See my HINTS page!!

We offer tube matching & bias services.  Want to know the truth about operation of vacuum tubes, such as fixed versus cathode bias on output stages?  Standby switch sequence operation versus tube life?  You may ask me specific questions about vacuum tubes and use of your equipment, and I will try to clear up misinformation and outright hype, found on social media and in manufacturer and sales department literature.   Such questions should be asked when you are here to leave your item for repairs; or, are picking up a repaired item. 


We are not a retailer although we MAY have some repaired items for sale, and we sometimes supply parts to hobbyists, particularly so now that Radio Shack has mostly disappeared.  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, or for FREE)
bargain basement (CLICK!)

I SERVICE, Modify, Design, & REPAIR.  I NO LONGER DO FRETWORK & NECK WORK on guitars. There is a nearby place that does: Legacy Music.  I DO work on the electronics inside of guitars.   Sometimes I even teach/instruct wanna-be technicians on how to work on their electronics.

OTHER repair stores have and continue to send their difficult repairs to us!  We were even featured on KOLO-TV/Reno for our expertise & SERVICE. That seems like three life-times ago now.

Very few technicians now do repair work on older (or newer!) equipment, and I seem to be constantly swamped with work, with a goodly backlog (Wait List).  I'm 84 y.o., and it's long past time that I sell and retire.  I'm not going to be around for more than maybe another few years due to my cancer.   So, this business is for sale.  Parts, test gear, and other assets included, of course.

If you are knowledgeable/experienced, and want to work part time (or even full time), this may be for you.  I've reduced the price, so you will only need $15K for everything (and there is a WHOLE LOT of 'everything').  If not sold, I will likely just close up shop if my health deteriorates too much more. Contact me if you, or someone you know, is interested in purchasing the business, assets, test equipment, parts, customer files, etc etc.   Some training, if needed, can be included.  Here's more:


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.  Until mid-2019 we were actively volunteering our help for Bread & Broth at St. Theresa's;  ....& Penny was 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 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.  She's beginning to get involved with things again in Carson City now that the pandemic virus situation is slowly disappearing. We both have had our #1, #2, and #3 vaccinations.  We still follow prescribed wearing-mask protocols, as the Governor says-to.

For 2022:  We may re-join the Muscle-Powered  bicycling & hiking group here in CC.  Due to my age and physical problems I have given up long distance backpacking & downhill skiing. I may give someone my last pair of downhill skis, boots, ski clothes, etc., if anyone wants these old things.  I hardly ever pilot small airplanes anymore.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events, etc.  Most of those things are still canceled presently due to 'the virus'. ...not to mention the awful heat and smoky weather this past Summer.

As I type this, it is the end of November, 2021.  I've had a long life, many experiences, a great wife, and many friends.  I have a lot to be thankful for.

I owned a part-time electronics repair business since my mid-teens.  Later, I was employed as an electronics technician, and later as an electronics engineer.  Upon receiving my MSEE, & prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, I was the Chief Engineer of Linear Corp.  I left Los Angeles to enjoy outdoors life more.  At Lake Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts. I did stereo & hi-fi repairs for local stores as a sub-contractor...and, I did contracted electronics design work. Eventually I expanded my repair center and quit all subcontractor work.  My employees and I did nearly all the electronics work within ~80 miles, 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 from a separate building.  We did an increasing amount of repairs & modifications for musicians.  I eventually moved the repair business to a large private garage building to avoid drop-in customers, which distracted us from our work and nearly caused me to have to hire a secretary.  The move kept costs down & enabled substantially lower prices, and that has remained-so.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me, working part-time, which keeps me from both getting bored and annoying Penny.  I earn enough to pay for the utilities and some of my medical bills.   I'm NOT interested in working full time.  The business has been for sale, but the only 'listing' is in this article, link is to the left side column, lower. Pass the word, you could earn some referral $, if a deal is done.

BSEE (UCLA).  MSEE (Stanford).  Many decades working in electronics. Patents in electronics.  Published in industry magazines, etc.  Member IEE (now IEEE).  Lots more boring-you stuff.

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 old HTML code, & maintains this lousy, trashy, messy, way-overly-wordy antique of a website?   ME

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

Pricing & Policies:
My prices are kept low by not paying rent & utilities for an on-highway building and not having a receptionist.   Shop parts & labor policies/rates are detailed here: pricing.   There is a lot of detailed information on that page, for repair categories, etc!

Licensed: State, City; FCC;  etc.

Served in the Military?
Yes, for a very long time. Semper Fi! 
Yes, I had three careers going on at the same time!
If interested, you can ask me about such things.

I have had many hobbies &, back-packing, flying, hot rods, flying.  I restored, rode & raced 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 was the traveling tech/fixer for BMW motorcycles on the West Coast.   My BMW repairs site is: I am a well-known 'guru' for BMW bike repairs, had my own shop for many years.  Earlier I was the 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've driven 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 the sport.

What else?
I was a pilot, and hold certificates (licenses) for a variety of aircraft types; and, for flight and ground instruction.  I also worked for two Agencies of the Government.

I play (try to!) classical, jazz, and rock music on my piano.  I used to be pretty good at it, but no longer.  Penny plays the ukulele.  I no longer have enough room for large machines in my present garage, so have given up being an amateur machinist. Gave up riding motorcycles too, due to health problems and no room to keep them indoors to be worked-on.  I very rarely fly airplanes now.  It's also expensive.

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 such organization. Penny is presently singing with an oldsters rock group....and playing the Ukulele with another!

I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; and was Chairman of The Ryan White Consortium for both Alpine & ElDorado Counties for several years.  For years I volunteered to take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center. I no longer do that, nor anything else at Lake Tahoe.  Since late 2019 I've been a year-round resident of Carson City, and am enjoying the area.

Last check/edit: Friday, January 21, 2022