Robert (Bob) Fleischer, dba Fleischer Electronics Service

https://FleischerElectronicsService.com

>>You must have a specific day and time appointment to be here! << 
(775) 461-3530.    Phone calls accepted 9 am to 4:00 pm.
Typical business hours (typical does NOT mean 'always'):
M-F 10am-4pm; Sat 1:30pm-4pm; Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm
Info@FleischerElectronicsService.com

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, vintage, and antique radios; HiFi & Stereos, musician's electronics,
general electronics repairs, >>and sometimes 'weird stuff' ...
such as battery chargers; lamps; controllers, etc.  
We work on both vacuum tube and transistorized items....
...we also work on electro-mechanical things!

There's a reason this is in a red box and in red color:

We DO NOT work on TV's, games, computers, smart phones, office machines, large consoles, and some very big/heavy items.  We DO NOT work on car radios made after approximately 1970 (we can tell by a free inspection, if the car radio is removed & brought to us ...by appointment only please).  We DO NOT remove nor install car radios. We DO NOT do 'warranty paperwork'. WE DO NOT accept incoming shipped items UNLESS previously agreed-upon and it is understood that you or your representative will be picking the item up here, because  WE DO NOT do return shipping.

We accept cash.  In our 46 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.

As of June 10th, 2021, I am an estimated 6-1/2 weeks behind. 
I expect the backlog will decrease fairly rapidly, by July.


So, you have an appointment day & time to drop off your item; ...now what?

Arriving:  I suggest you call (775) 461-3530 to let me know that you are here (if the garage door is down).
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).

Park on the right side of the driveway, as shown in the photo further down this page .
....or; there are two other parking areas noted for your use.

Be prepared....you may (or may not) have to leave us a cash deposit to cover the minimum/diagnostic fee.

Some maps and GPS are WRONG!    Follow my directions!

The repair shop is located in my garage, located inside "Quail Run", a 55+ gated community, long-ago part of Heritage Park. 
A large obelisk with letters HP still exists 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. <<<
USE the Bobwhite Drive entrance from Fairview Drive, ~ 200 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, 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.


Parking areas

(1) Most convenient: on the RIGHT SIDE of my driveway (see photo, below);
(2) ...at the parking area on the left side of Teal Dr. 
at the curve (at the postal boxes area);
(3) ...at the parking area just barely past
Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Dr,
just a few feet from me.


 

More brands we service are listed further down. 


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 just as messy at
the new Carson City shop ....and we have lots more test equipment!
I don't have a wide-angle camera, or I'd have better photos.

Below are photos of the new Carson City shop, with about half of our test equipment

   

  


A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of these.
Many repair shops won't work on them.


For decades we did in & out of warranty service for all Fender-owned brands (and, several other brands).  Warranty work is time-consuming, with paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping, being a PIA.  Warranty work is mostly a money loser. Doing it would cause us to have to increase our low non-warranty jobs pricing.  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.  We have nearly entirely stopped all warranty work. Of course, we guarantee our work!

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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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We have quality brands of vacuum tubes, including Groove Tubes and others.  Tube matching & bias services.  Want to know the truth about vacuum tubes? ...ask me, no charge for the information.

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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 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 older Musicians Electronics.  I NO LONGER DO FRETWORK & NECK WORK on guitars.  I 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.

I do NOT try to sell you parts nor service that I 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.

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I would like to sell this business; or, all the parts and equipment, ...as I am getting very old, and won't be around forever.   If you like working on electronics, and want to work part time (or, full time!!), this may be for you.  You'll need ~ $15K for everything (and there is a LOT of 'everything').  Serious inquiries only.   If not sold, I will likely close up shop in the next few years, as I expect my health to continue to deteriorate. At that time I will probably give away everything to one or two serious wannabe technicians, or retire-ees.   I may contact electronics schools, etc., to find someone with serious get-up-and-go-itis.


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, 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 again in Carson City after this pandemic virus situation disappears. We both have had our #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 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'.

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 owned an electronics repair business since my mid-teens. But I was also employed 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 since High School, and worked towards  ....but, eventually, even with my BSEE, I wanted to get out of Los Angeles and after receiving my MSEE and working for a few years for a few companies, I managed to leave Los Angeles.  At Lake 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, I did contracted  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 moved the repair business to my large garage to avoid drop-in customers, and, to keep costs down.  This enabled our substantially lower prices.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me, working only part-time, which keeps me from both getting bored and annoying Penny ...and earns enough to pay for the utilities and sometimes some of my medical bills.   I'm NOT interested in working full time.  The business is for sale, has been for a long time, but the only 'listing' is in this article, to the left side.

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 BS/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 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:  https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. 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 BMW company, & 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 commercial aircraft pilot, and hold certificates (licenses) for a variety of aircraft types; and, for flight and ground instruction.  Besides the companies mentioned, I also worked for two Agencies of the Government.




        

 









 


I play classical music on my piano.  Penny plays the ukulele.  I have no room for large machines in my present garage, so have given up being an amateur machinist. Given up riding motorcycles too.


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.

Last check/edit: Thursday, June 10, 2021