Scoutmaster vs. Basis 1400

My current analog rig consists of a Basis 1400 with Origin Live Silver tonearm. Cartridge is Ortofon Rondo Bronze.
I have a chance to get the VPI Scoutmaster with JMW 9 tonearm from a friend for very low price. I would put the Rondo Bronze on the Scoutmaster.
I was wondering if this move would significantly upgrade my analog rig or would it be just a lateral move with a different sound?

Thanks for any help.
lateral/'re there!
Stick with the Basis, unless you can get all the VPI add on's.
I have decided to keep the Basis 1400 and upgrade the tonearm from Origin Live Silver to OL Encounter Mk III.