take some lessons or pedals, or an amp (what are you playing on right now?)
It's all about feel
i got a HSS strat and a vox valvetronix chrome series i think

that why i want the tone zone
i'd say take your guitar playing to the next level and save for a tube combo
It's all about feel
but would i still buy the tone zone though? cuz im actually actually starting to hate my stock bridge pu
Whats your gear? amp, effects, guitars.

I dont know much about pickups. Sorry.
I never heard good things about that BOSS OD for my style (metal) but it may fit your style.
Cables and strings are preferences of the player. I personally prefer the Samson Intrument cables and GHS strings when im broke or some good DR's.

Good buys are not always cheap.