As you can see, the ring on the end of the bassoon was obliterated, but it seems to have absorbed most of the impact. No, it isn’t ivory. It is a lovely plastic that mimics ivory that I’m told Moosmann created himself (it’s slightly translucent when you hold it up to light). Whatever it is, it saved my bassoon from a much worse fate.
Hand is fine! Got an xray to prove it and spent all day Thursday and half of Friday alternately icing and soaking it. I also spent much of that time ping-ponging between “It’s all going to be fine” and “Oh my god, in twenty years I’m going to be saying I had it great ’til I fell on my damn instrument!” and “My poor bassoon, I’m so sorry bassoon!” and “WaaaaaHhhhh! *blubber blubber sob blubber blubber* WAAAHHH!!”. But I’ll never admit I was anything other than the coolest of cool cucumbers.