I knew a [really good] drummer in college that dd this. We weren't close friends, so I didn't get all the details, but the takeaway was he hated it and said the pay was not enough to keep doing it. Last I heard he was playing in LV at one of the Cirque du Soleil shows ("O" I think), but that was...
I had no idea Sabian did this type of service. I have an old HH China that I sent to another cymbal smith to take some weight off. Although the end result was good, I would have rather have sent it back to Sabian.
I'm not a fan of power toms because of the set-up, but every time I play-out my old power-size Yamaha Stage Series I get complements. I think they're a great set to play live, especially not miked, except the bass and maybe one overhead.
Ugh ... she is playing tonight in Arlington (TX), which is not that far from my home, but I'm working in the opposite direction, so with the traffic I wouldn't get there until past 8. Would love to see her clinic.