Thanks G. I know many songs with definite elements of diminished chords, so I'm gonna think about that. I think of this tune (Surfing) as a simple Cm | | | G | Cm | progression, but I think I understand that it has a diminished feel too. And there is one little augmented chord at the end
Re: effects, I probably went a little overboard for the eclipse. I do 90% of my practice with a little 3/4 size nylon string.