The unthinkable happened, in my absence my bassoon took a fall. I left it on a bassoon stand and left my room for a few hours. Some combination of either pets or siblings knocked it over and there was MAJOR damage done to my left thumb keywork.
The D key completely broke off and the C key was bent outwards by about half an inch. After finding it and nearly having a heart attack I immediately called Daniel Deitch. He scheduled me for a repair the very next day! I had a service of Marriage of Figaro the day and it only took him a few minutes to repair it.
He said that there had been a hairline crack in the key since the pieces were so oxidized at the ends and that maybe that key was damaged years before.
There is a spot missing in the plating but bassoon is back to %100
Daniel Deitch is amazing! If you are in SF you should really go and see him.