The ToneWoodAmp is designed to add effects to your acoustic/electric guitar by altering the signal from your pickup, and projecting it back into your guitar. The end result is the effect resonating through the guitars body. The ToneWoodAmp is not meant to add substantial volume to your guitar, but when set up correctly, will add around 6db of volume with certain effects. If you are wanting to add volume, you can use the output from the ToneWoodAmp to another acoustic amplifier or PA of your choice and still have the effects of coming through the amp.