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Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned SERVICE business, serving the Greater Lake Tahoe, Carson City, & Reno area ...and beyond ...since 1973.  We work on modern and antique radios; modern and vintage HiFi & Stereos; old and newer musicians electronics, and general electronics repairs, ...and sometimes 'weird stuff' such as battery chargers; lamps; controllers, etc.   We work on both vacuum tube and transistorized items.

NO work on:  TV, games, computers, smart phones & devices, office machines.

Note that 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.  Whether or not this policy will change, will be determined in the future.  


Located at 1903 Teal Drive in Carson City, Nevada.  Detailed instructions on finding us without getting lost, are located several paragraphs below the cartoons.  These instructions have been found necessary for some folks, who are using maps with errors, or misinterpreting some GPS receiver displays.

NO drop-in/show-up hours ....>>you must have an appointment!       (775) 461-3530       You may call between 9 am and 5 pm.   Normal appointments are for 1:30 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 days a week.  Morning appointments are occasionally available ....you must ask.   We are presently not doing service calls.

Arriving for your appointment, you may call on your cell phone to let us know you are here; or, knock on the 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 the driveway, as shown in the photo further down this page...or, there are two other parking areas.  

12 foot social distancing required; closer distances by agreement.  Wearing of a mask is MANDATORY.  You will NOT be allowed inside the shop without a mask.


I do not, and have never, taken credit or debit cards.

Have your appointment day & time?  Please read...  Some maps and GPS are not clear that Teal Drive does NOT continue northerly past Partridge Dr.   Follow my directions & you won't get lost.   The repair shop is in my home-garage, located inside "Quail Run", a 55+ gated community, long-ago called Heritage Park.  There is still an large obelisk saying Heritage Park at the northwest corner of Saliman & Fairview.  Our address is 1903 Teal Drive, located at the corner of Gambrel Drive.  THERE IS ONLY ONE OPEN ENTRANCE TO THIS QUAIL RUN COMMUNITY ....& that is Bobwhite Drive, which is off Fairview Drive (DO NOT use any entrance off Saliman Rd).  The Bobwhite Drive entrance is on Fairview Drive, ~ 250 feet West of Saliman.  

From the corner of Bobwhite Drive and Fairview DriveA FEW FEET after passing through the big open gate on Bobwhite Drive, ....turn RIGHT onto Bantail 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.  The building numbers are not in exact numbering order but are clearly marked.  DO NOT park on the street (Fire Department & Community Regulations). 
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 past Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Drive, just a few feet from me.  


 

More brands we service are listed further down.  Note that, 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.   This may change, but we are going to try it for awhile.


SOME of our test gear at one of the workbenches at our previous address.  Was a particularly busy week when I took this photo.  It's less messy at the new Carson City shop; and we have additional test equipment.   Not shown is the machinery, the long shelves of parts, cabinets, storage areas, etc.


The shop at Carson City, branded parts storage, and the separate 'basics' parts storage building.

   

  


A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of these.
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 too).

Warranty work is especially time-consuming, the pay is low, & the paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping is a PIA.  Warranty work is a money loser for us ....so:
Effective Feb.14th, 2020, we WILL NOT be doing ANY warranty work, for any brand, for which WE have to bill the factory, or where WE have to handle receiving & shipping.  This policy may change.

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My HINTS page covers speaker phasing, etc. I will add 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.
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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 do 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.

We 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.

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.

We offer special services, seldom offered by others. Just one: 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 such as certain capacitors and resistors ... have an effect on tone,  not just the effect on bass thinness or output tube life, we offer tube selection & bias work ..often while you are here, playing your instrument through your own amplifier & your own speakers.  "We can get you YOUR tone".  We also make recommendations on use of equipment & guitar setup.

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I would like to find someone (who might already be retired?), to purchase this business; or, all the parts and equipment, which amounts to the same thing... as I am getting old, and won't be around forever, nor can I work full-time anymore.  Price/terms negotiable.

I am also thinking of trading, even the entire  business, for a motorcycle, or electric vehicle, or???
 



CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC!
 


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 I was still actively volunteering for Bread & Broth;  ....& Penny was volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She was 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 ...up until the pandemic came.   I expect our community involvements will come back after this virus situation subsides & we can get vaccinated.  We will  likely re-join Muscle-Powered  (the bicycling & hiking group here in CC).
 

I've had an electronics repair business since my mid-teens.
The repair business was originally started as a hobby business, a very long time ago.  It had nothing to do with my employment, 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 a teen....but, after a few years I wanted to get out of the Los Angeles area Rat Race.  At Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts. I soon quit that work ...& for many years did stereo & hi-fi repairs for the local stores as a sub-contractor.  My employees and I did nearly all the non-TV electronics repairs in the entire ~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 & with one fewer technicians, I moved the repair business to my large garage, to avoid drop-in customers & looky-loos.  This also kept costs down, which enabled lower prices.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me, working part-time (on purpose!).

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 Electro-Systems; Medical Measurements Corp.

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

Really Grumpy?   Seldom; unless you show up without an appointment.

Do you have an hourly rate?
  My prices are low & reasonable. I could hardly do that if I was paying rent for an on-highway building.  I often have time to chat (unpaid, which I do 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 authored & 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 (I was the traveling West Coast tech consultant for the Company and head of the shop at a dealership). 

I used to restore & ride old motorcycles.  I also raced and drove sidecar rigs.  Most of my motorcycling is on 2 wheels, not 3.  Photo below was my last sidecar rig. I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all brands of bikes.  I stopped riding in 2019. I greatly miss it.



What else?
Well, I was a civilian aircraft pilot...did that commercially, and in the military; combined with my electronics specialties, for an Agency of the Government.  XXX
 




        

 









 


 


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


We both ride bicycles & we also do a lot of walking. I have given up racing/riding motorcycles & sidecar rigs & long distance backpacking.  Still ski XC & downhill; but may stop.  I still pilot airplanes now and then.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events, etc.  The Virus now infecting the World is greatly affecting our activities, like most of you.

Charitable & other organizations we've been associated with:

Sons In Retirement (SIRS): ....I was also their Webmaster.
Volunteered at Bed & Broth at St. Theresa's.
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 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 nasty Virus going around, we have not yet joined the local Club.

For years I volunteered to take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center.

I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; & was Chairman of The Ryan White Consortium for both Alpine & ElDorado Counties for several years.

Last check/edit: Wednesday, September 16, 2020