recently bought a Basik with Basik Plus arm as an extra TT and pandemic project. also have a modded Systemdek IIX with Akito2 so plan to swap arms and carts for fun and variety. main TT is currently a SL-1500c. FWIW I've owned more than a dozen TTs over the years, including LP12 and Axis, so been around the proverbial block.
cleaned the bearing well, added fresh (Singer sewing machine) oil, treated the belt, and mounted an old Linn Basik Cartridge to the Basik Plus. at first i was rather unimpressed. a new stylus is en route
then, after putting the belt to the 45 rpm pulley, plugging it into a Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 speed controller, and strobing/dialing in the speed exactly, i was captivated, even with the lesser arm/cartridge. what a fun, fairly detailed, and emotionally expressive little table!! definitely looking forward to fall/winter listening sessions, switching between different table/arm/cartridge combinations.