Fleischer Electronics Service

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Business hours 7 days a week 10:00am to 4:00pm (that INCLUDES phone calls!)
(775) 461-3530

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Please read carefully! 

My repair shop has been very popular.  My in-shop working hours are restricted due to age (nearly 85) & medical problems; and, need for an occasional life outside the workshop. The workshop is smaller than when I did electronics repairs at my So. Lake Tahoe shop (for 48 years), so  I have very limited storage for customer items...thus I found it best to use a "WaitList".   I've quit adding to the WaitList.

I hope you wrote down your WaitList number, and perhaps attached it on a tag to your item ...because I will likely ask for it.   It's OK to phone to inquire about your position on the Wait List (10 am to 4 pm, please).

I have enough WaitList work to last me until the end of 2022, or possibly even to February 2023. 

I will continue to accept an occasional 'small job' that I can do in-between existing WaitList jobs (such as when I am waiting for parts), or, after I finish all those on the WaitList.   'Small jobs' are jobs that are unlikely to need parts I don't already have, or jobs that are not seriously involved repairs.


I am undecided if I will continue to do serious repairs after early 2023.   I very much need to retire.

Are you already on the WaitList? As I get close to your name on the WaitList, I WILL telephone you to set a time and date to bring your item(s). 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, some 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".  Whether or not I can leave you a message, I stop trying to reach you after 3 tries at differing hours/days.

AS OF August 8th:   I  have only one more item left from the March WaitList.  Am slowly getting caught up,
slower than I hoped for; but still, the wait list is getting shorter. 

 
THANKS FOR BEING PATIENT!


Fleischer Electronics Service is an very old-fashioned service business, serving the greater Lake Tahoe to
Carson City, & Reno areas ...and far beyond ...since 1973.  I moved the repair shop from South Lake Tahoe to
Carson City in November 2019.  I work on modern & vintage radios, HiFi & stereos, phonographs & turntables,
musician's electronics, and general electronics.

I work on both vacuum tube & transistorized items, both analog and digital.

NO work on:
TV's, games, computers, smart phones, walkie-talkies, office machines, car radios made after ~1980 (we can tell by a free inspection, if the car radio is removed & brought to us ...by appointment only please).  I DO NOT crawl under car dashes, nor do I remove nor install car radios. NO home or business service calls at this timeNO work on very heavy items (doctor forbidden).  No work on certain B & O products, such as their linear tracking turntables, ...but I do still work on the early B & O turntables with the speed-select touch-sensitive buttons that light-up. No work on large heavy consoles, Juke Boxes (I will work on the amplifiers if brought to me), & electronic pianos except for certain simple problems. Additional no-work items: Certain Bugera products; Peavey's Eddie Van Halen 5150 (any version). 

I WILL NOT do 'warranty paperwork' for you. I DO NOT accept incoming- shipped items and I DO NOT do "return shipping", except in rare circumstances by prior arrangement.

We accept cash.  In our 48+ years at So. Lake Tahoe, and now in Carson City, we've never had cash bounce.   WE DO NOT accept credit or debit cards, and are not too happy about accepting checks.

SORRY, NO restroom is available.

 

<<<<After you are notified of your repair being completed, I appreciate you promptly picking up your item, due to my storage limitations>>>> 

You must have a specific day and time appointment to be here!  Phone: 1-(775) 461-3530
Show up without an appointment and I can be UNpleasant! 


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

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

Arriving:
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 closed).  If you cannot phone, you may knock loudly onto the shop garage door.  NOTE that if I am in the garage-shop, I can NOT hear the ringing of the front door bell.  I may try to fix that situation one of these days...or not.

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 small 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 and GPS, to be an entrance to this area from Saliman Rd.<<
DO USE the Bobwhite Drive entrance from Fairview Drive, see map, below.
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.  You could also use Gambrel or Partridge, see the map below.
 


Parking areas

(1) The most convenient place to park: on my driveway.
(2) Or, at the parking area on the left side of Teal Dr.  at the curve (at the postal boxes area);
(3) Or, at 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

Bargain Basement (CLICK HERE!)



 


 

 

 


Just SOME of our test gear at one of my workbenches at our prior So. Lake Tahoe address.  We have even more test
equipment now.

Below are photos of the new Carson City shop

   

Inside shop storage............and..........outside storage building:

  


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


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

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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!

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I DO NOT 'try to sell you' parts nor service that I think are a waste of your money.   I 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.  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. 

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We are not a retailer although we usually 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 are nearby places that do, such as Legacy Music.  I DO work on the electronics inside of guitars.   Sometimes I teach/instruct wanna-be technicians on how to work on electronics...mostly I do this in hopes that they will want to purchase my business.

Some stores continue to send their repairs to us; especially the most difficult ones, it seems. 

We were  featured on KOLO-TV/Reno for our expertise, SERVICE, and WORKMANSHIP!


Very few knowledgeable/qualified technicians now work on older (or newer!) audio equipment, and I am constantly swamped with work, with an overly long backlog (Wait List).  I'm nearly 85 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 and heart problems; and, am planning on nearly fully retiring due to my health, in early 2023.   So, the business is for sale.  Parts, test gear, and other assets, included.  I may occasionally take on a small to modest job, when I feel like it.  If the business, or assets, do not sell by sometime in 2023, I will simply 'close the doors'.

If you are knowledgeable/experienced, and want to work part time (or even full time), this might be for you.  I've reduced the price, so you will only need someplace between $10,000 and $15,000 for everything (and there is a WHOLE LOT of 'everything').  Price depends on how much 'help' you need to get established, and how much of the test equipment,  tools and parts, workbenches, machinery, etc., that you actually take.    Contact me if you, or someone you know, is interested in purchasing the business, assets, test equipment, parts, customer files, OR?  Some training, if needed, can be included.  Here's more:
https://fleischerelectronicsservice.com/businessforsale.htm


CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC!


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. Director of Bringing Art To Schools program (BATS). Volunteered at the Juvenile Treatment Center.  Charter Member of the Lake Tahoe Ukulelians way back to when it was called the Tahoe Aunties!She trying 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 getting involved again, such as with the School of Rock, now that the pandemic virus situation is easing, and is starting up a ukulele group, etc.  We both have had our #1, #2, #3 and #4 Covid vaccinations, and I am shortly going to get my 5th.

We may re-join the Muscle-Powered bicycling & hiking group here in CC.  Due to my age and physical problems I have given up backpacking & downhill skiing, and gave away my last pair of downhill skis, boots, most of my ski clothes, etc.  I almost never pilot small airplanes anymore.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events. I don't often manage to do many of these things, due to my health.

I've had a long life, many experiences, have a great wife, and, a few friends I am thankful for.
 

More on Charitable & other organizations we've been associated with:

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.

 

I owned a part-time electronics repair business since my mid-teens when I was still in school, and later, college. Early-on 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. I expanded my repair center.  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 to avoid drop-in customers, which distracted us from our work and nearly caused me to have to hire a receptionist/greeter/secretary.  The move kept costs down & I kept my substantially lower prices, & that has remained-so.   Today, the company consists of just me, working part-time, which keeps me from getting bored ...and annoying Penny.  It pays for 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 website, link is in the lower left side column. 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-to-you stuff.

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.

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!...or phone after hours...amazing how many DIScourteous people call me while I'm cooking, and at dinnertime.  If I've had a bad day, YOU will get my grumpy-ness.

Pricing & Policies:
Prices are kept low by not paying rent & utilities for an on-highway building; not having a receptionist; not having a second technician....and using a WaitList.   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 & involvements...photography, back-packing, flying, hot rods.  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:  https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. 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.
WHEW!


I try to play 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 too expensive.


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: Tuesday, August 09, 2022