Is this a common thing? Do people really try to substitute entire color orders to what they have/know/what their dealer stocks? I have a large inventory of color from the big three (Lee, Gam, Lux), but I always buy what I need to finish any design. All of the local dealers here stock color from the big three, I would find it odd for a dealer not to even sell color from all three.
Along the same lines, what do you do for gobos? Does your dealer only stock/sell Lee patterns? I have not run into too many people who use lee templates, I have only two different Lee patterns in my inventory. Would you try to substitute any Rosco and Gam patterns for Lee?
I would be most intrigued if your local dealer didn't sell Gam (not that you needed Gam colors) because any bum off the street can buy direct from Gam, or be a dealer. I guess it seems like shooting yourself in the foot to not sell products from at least the big three, maybe some of our members in retail have some insight.
Production Advantage: (800) 424–9991The Rosco/Lee situation is a moot point- the local Lee dealer decided to give up the line and get out of lighting. The only other supplier in the area is a retail music store with disco/garage band lighting and can only get the filter kits that American DJ has available- nothing else. I finally found a theatrical supply house that reps Rosco- 200 miles away. And they are retail and don't have a shipping department, so I have to beg to get them to send stuff. Anybody here at Control Booth a Rosco supplier? If I'm going to have to find a new source it may as well be an expert... (As opposed to somebody who specializes in dance shoes although I'm pretty open minded about the whole dance shoe thing.)
In the concert world it's very common. Especially if, for example, the plot specifies Lee numbers and you stock mostly Rosco or Apollo. The colors aren't as specific. The only time we don't is when they mark the plot "do not substitute."sorta hijacking....
Is this a common thing? Do people really try to substitute entire color orders to what they have/know/what their dealer stocks?