After the Silver level service on a Yamaha YD the week before, this week I had the pleasure of giving a Gold level service to Piers's DW.
The main issue to be resolved with this kit was the bolts, which were pretty badly corroded as you can see! (The kit was date-stamped 2007, so over time, corrosion had crept in).
My Gold Level Service involves not just stripping the drums down to bolts, lugs and shells for cleaning (as per the Silver Service), but also dismantling the lugs down to their component parts and cleaning/removing corrosion from the whole lot!
For this reason, the Dave's Drums Gold Service is messy, noisy and time-consuming, but I'm a perfectionist (I think that's the polite way of putting it), so when the description says "4+ hours", what it means is "as long as it takes" (in this case around 3 days).
Drummer, drum geek, reluctant blogger and eater of cheese!