Just a PS. from me, as I was looking at dealers online with Michell decks. It looks like the RRP for a TecnoDec is now £1800, or £2000 with a basic arm. It was about £800 a decade ago when I got mine (and mine was ex-dem with a Rega arm and Grado cartridge).I'll try some talc on the belt, nothing to lose.
Interesting to hear that the TecnoDec has no squeak, also I like the Michell look, never heard one play so I'll put that on my list of decks to audition.
Thanks for chipping in.
But Vickers, amongst other have them still at £1100-£1200 which is what I thought was current. The modified TecnoArm is what I always fancied, but they’re around £800 on their own.