Carson City, Nevada

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 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 DO NOT work on 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 can no longer work the long hours I used to, as I'm in my early eighties now. As of February 12th, 2021, I am working on items that got placed on the Waiting List around early to mid December.  I expect to be into January items in early March.  Please be patient.  

Eventually I will probably be caught up and on a weekly turn-around basis again.  It has been crazy busy since the Covid virus pandemic started. 
Now and then when a serious repair job gets...well...'too intense'....I will 'take a short break' and take on a simple 'while you wait' job; so, if you have something like that, I may well be able to help you without you having to be on the Waiting List.   I try to not put such simple jobs on the Waiting List in the first place!

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

We accept cash (preferred) and sometimes local checks.  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 an appointment! (775) 461-3530.    Phone calls accepted between 9 am and 4:00 pm.

Arriving for your appointment, I suggest you call me on your cell phone, (775) 461-3530, 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 the 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 what?
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 Heritage Park at the northwest corner of Saliman & Fairview.  My address is 1903 Teal Drive, located where Gambrel Drive meets Teal Dr. DO NOT use any entrance off Saliman Rd.  The Bobwhite Drive entrance is off Fairview Drive, ~ 250 feet West of Saliman.

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 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.  
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.

Street parking is DISCOURAGED!


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 previous So. Lake Tahoe address.  Was a particularly busy week when I took this photo.  It's only slightly less messy at the new Carson City shop! ....and we have additional test equipment.

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



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 would cause us to have to increase our low 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.

We offer special services. Just one of these: 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 and not just the effect on bass thinness or output tube life; we offer tube selection & bias work, ETC; ...often while you are here, playing your instrument through your own amplifier & your own speakers.  "We can get you YOUR tone". 


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 quite decent income.    You will need approximately $18K for everything (and there is 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 also 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 came.   I expect we will get involved with things in Carson City after this panemic virus situation subsides & after we get vaccinated.  We will likely also 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 still pilot small airplanes, if rarely.  We 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 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 repair business has 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, eventually, 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 years did stereo & hi-fi repairs for the local stores as a sub-contractor.  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... & with fewer technicians, I moved the repair business to my large garage, primarily to avoid drop-in customers & looky-loos.  This keeps costs down, which enabled substantially lower labor and parts pricing.   Today, semi-retired, the company consists of just me, working only part-time (on purpose!), which keeps me from getting bored, keeps me from annoying Penny ...and earns enough to pay for the utilities and a bit more.   I'm NOT interested in working 'full time'.

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, 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 ride old motorcycles and sidecar rigs, and I also restored & raced on paved tracks, and in off-road dirt.  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.

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




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 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 Covid Virus going around, we have not yet joined the local Kiwanis Club nor any other organization. I hope we can join Muscle Powered, the bicyclist and hiking group, in 2021.

Last check/edit: Thursday, February 18, 2021